Air-Fried Soy-Free Garlic Asian Eggplant

Air-Fried Soy-Free Garlic Asian Eggplant

Who said you needed soy sauce to nail an Asian dish?!

Coconut aminos are the move! They’re raw, vegan, gluten & soy-free, contain 75% less sodium than soy sauce, beneficial enzymes, B vitamins & benefits for heart, gut & blood sugar regulation & they’re so tasty, you won’t even feel like you’re missing out on soy!

I do consume certain organic fermented soy products here & there, but whenever possible, I’m also mindful about soy consumption because it does contain certain phytoestrogens that mimic the estrogen we naturally produce as women & top much of it can mess with hormones.

This air-dried eggplant is the perfect example of how eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to make sacrifices for the things you love It’s crispy, full of flavour, delicious & reminiscent of garlicky eggplant you’d order at your fave Asian restaurant!


  • 1 large eggplant
  • 1.5 tbsp. coconut aminos
  • Splash apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. minced onion
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • Black pepper to taste


  1. Add the eggplant & seasonings to the bowl of your air fryer (I use the T-Fal ActiFry) & toss to coat.
  2. Air fry for 25-30 minutes until crispy!
  3. Alternatively, preheat oven to 425F & line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray the seasoned eggplant with avocado oil & roast for 20-22 minutes, then broil on high for 2 minutes to get it extra crispy.
  4. Enjoy!

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