Truffled Miso Eggplant, AKA “Veggie Crack”

Simplicity at its finest.

I learned this recipe last summer and it has become a favorite in our home -

rich, aromatic, and simple to make.

It requires 3 ingredients, so each one needs to be high quality or the entire recipe suffers:


1.  Eggplants

2.  White, Blonde or Chickpea Miso paste

3.  Black Truffle Oil


Choose a good quality infused truffle oil. This means a high quality sunflower or olive oil infused with real truffles,

rather than oil that has various chemical compounds added to imitate truffle aromas.

Just know that truffle oil is a finishing oil.

That means you don’t cook with it, but rather drizzle it on at the end of cooking.

This lends its flavors and smells without cooking the aroma away.


To make this delicious and highly addictive recipe, do this: 


1.      Wash and dry several baby eggplants or one large eggplant.

2.      Cut the baby eggplants in half or slice larger eggplants into 1/4 – 1/2 inch slices.

3.      Cover a baking sheet with foil and lightly grease with olive oil.


4.       Set the eggplants cut side down on the foil and broil on high for 3-4 minutes, or until just softening or browning.

5.      Flip the eggplants over and spread a thin layer of miso across the surface of each piece.


6.      Broil again for 3-4 minutes, or until the miso just begins to brown.

Remove from broiler and drizzle with truffle oil. Serve hot. Accept raving applause from guests!


  1. Kristen says:

    OMG….have GOT to try this! Always looking for an opportunity to use beloved truffle oil. Must share this one. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Marie says:

    Did you use white or black truffle oil? I have one infused with garlic, or without.

  3. Marie says:

    Nevermind…just noticed you used black truffle oil.

  4. teri says:

    This sounds amazing! Just wondering though – doesn’t the broiling with the Miso ruin the goodness of the Miso? THANK YOU!!!!

  5. Jesika says:

    The smell of truffle oil makes me gag. I find it absolutely repulsive, is there something I can substitute for a similar flavor???

  6. Ottilie says:

    Oh my – that was goooooooooood. Didn’t have truffle oil to hand so went with toasted sesame. Delicious.

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