Miso Aubergine with Tofu, Sesame, and Chili Recipe

A punchy sesame and lime dressing livens up both the aubergine and the crispy tofu in this simple sheet-tray all-in-one meal.
Miso Aubergine with Tofu, Sesame, and Chili Recipe

Servings: 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes


for the eggplant:
2 eggplants, halved lengthwise
8.8 ounces|250 grams firm organic tofu, cut into 1 ½-cm slices
3 ½ ounces|100 grams spring greens, thickly sliced
2.6 ounces|75 grams miso paste
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 (2 ½-cm) piece ginger, grated
2 garlic cloves, crushed

for the dressing:
1 red chili, finely chopped
1 (2-cm) piece ginger, grated
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 limes, zested and juiced
2 tablespoons|30 ml soy sauce
2 tablespoons|30 ml sesame oil
3 spring onions, thinly sliced


to serve:
1 ounce|30 grams sesame seeds
white rice, to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F|180°C fan 200°C/gas 6. Cut deep cross-hatches into each aubergine half, then transfer to a roasting tin along with the tofu and spring greens.
  2. Mix the miso paste with the sesame oil, ginger and garlic, then rub this into everything in the roasting tin. Transfer to the oven and roast for 45 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, mix the chili, ginger, garlic, lime zest and juice, soy sauce, sesame oil and spring onions together. Tip this dressing over the aubergine and tofu as soon as it comes out of the oven, then scatter with the sesame seeds. Serve hot with rice alongside.

Note: You probably already have your favourite tofu brand—I’ve found that the ‘Tofoo' organic brand from the supermarket works well roasted.

This recipe is reprinted courtesy of the author from The Green Roasting Tin: Vegan and Vegetarian One Dish Dinners.

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