Sautéed Eggplant with Tomatoes and Onions

by Alli

I’m all about the sides, especially when I can whip up delicious sautéed eggplant with fresh ingredients.

A friend is having a bumper crop of eggplant and thankfully, he has been sharing some of his garden goodies with my husband and me. When he brought us fresh-from-the-garden eggplant, tomatoes, and peppers, I added a sliced Vidalia onion and created a Sautéed Eggplant that is out of this world good.

Sautéed Eggplant, Onions and Tomatoes

In the past, I’ve made eggplant lasagna and fried eggplant. This time around, I wanted a fresh, healthy side that didn’t take a whole lot of time and I have to say, this is amazing.

Eggplant for Sautéed Eggplant Recipe

When I was growing up, my family always had a huge garden. We all helped with the harvest. Once we were done, the freezer was full of veggies. Jams, jellies, and canned tomatoes were put up. I can still remember hearing the pop of jars sealing. That means the food was canned properly and as the canned food cools, the lids make a popping noise as they seal.

As soon as harvest time was over, we’d head to the beach for vacation. That was my favorite part of summer back then and the beach is still my favorite place to be.

When I was about 12, I remember thinking that I couldn’t wait until I grew up so I wouldn’t have to shell peas and butterbeans – typical tween! These days, I look back on those gardening memories with love and admiration. I have so many fond memories including memories of growing eggplants.

Sautéed Eggplant with Tomatoes and Onions

Peel the eggplant and cut into cubes, approximately 1/2 inch each. Slice the onion and pepper, mince the garlic and dice the tomato.

Heat oil over medium heat. Add the onion and eggplant and sauté for about 2 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients, including salt and pepper to taste. Cook for about 7 more minutes or until eggplant is tender, stirring often.

Recipe for Sautéed Eggplant

Sautéed Eggplant with Tomatoes and Onions

Sautéed Eggplant with Tomatoes and Onions

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Sautéed Eggplant with Tomatoes and Onions is an easy dish to prepare and my favorite way to cook eggplant.


  • 1 medium eggplant, peeled and cubed
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add the onions and eggplant and sauté for a minute or two.
  2. Add the bell pepper, garlic and tomato. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Sauté for about 7-10 minutes, stirring often, until eggplant is tender.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 110Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 52mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 3gSugar 5gProtein 1g

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For me, fresh is always better and you can’t get any fresher than this. I’m so thankful to a friend for the fresh veggies so I could make sautéed eggplant. It’s delicious!

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candy August 27, 2018 - 8:10 am

Sounds like the perfect side dish for any meal. Like the use of the eggplant, tomato and onion which I have plenty of from the garden right now. Will be making this during the week one night.

Glenda Cates August 27, 2018 - 9:41 am

Eggplant isn’t a food my family has ever had so I can’t wait to try this recipe out because we have ben trying to eat Healthier to help me lose weight. I believe this will be a new favorite of ours.

Jeanette August 27, 2018 - 10:02 am

That definitely looks good. I am looking for help your dishes that I can make that everybody will love. I definitely need to try this.

Janet August 27, 2018 - 10:25 am

Really trying to eat more veggies here so this appeals to me. Love the easy factor as well and will load up on lots of garlic.

Amber Myers August 27, 2018 - 10:47 am

Yum, this sounds like it would be a tasty part of a meal. I admit, I haven’t had eggplant in a long time, but I really should, because I do enjoy it.

Terri Steffes August 27, 2018 - 11:06 am

My husband and I would love this. It sounds so Italian and beautiful. I will have to share this recipe with him!

Tasheena August 27, 2018 - 11:34 am

What an awesome friend. Wishing I grew eggplant in my garden this year. This recipe looks so yummy. I have to add eggplant to my grocery list.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All August 27, 2018 - 7:34 pm

I love how easy this sounds to make, and how colorful it is. I have a friend that loves eggplant that will almost certainly enjoy this.

wendy August 27, 2018 - 8:31 pm

That looks super! We would love it and try to eat healthy so all those veggies are right up our alley.

Sara Welch August 27, 2018 - 9:23 pm

This looks really delicious! Eggplant grows so well for me in my garden; this would be perfect!

Kita Bryant August 27, 2018 - 9:25 pm

This is the only way I will eat eggplant. Seriously, I love this recipe!

Karen Morse August 27, 2018 - 11:39 pm

A simple but yummy recipe that we can definitely enjoy since we’re trying to eat more veggies and less meat. I think it’s good use of fresh eggplant! Thanks for the recipe!

Ricci August 28, 2018 - 3:20 am

Oh my! Now this looks delicious! I need to try this ASAP!!

Carol Cassara August 28, 2018 - 7:37 am

Nothing like fresh produce to enjoy! I think this is awesome and such an easy recipe to follow! Thanks for the dinner idea, I can’t wait to give this a try!

Vyjay Rao August 28, 2018 - 10:35 am

Eggplants with onions and tomatoes taste great. We smoke the eggplants on a burner before sauteeing them. This gives the dish a smoky flavour. Nice recipe.

Lisa Favre August 28, 2018 - 10:55 am

So many veggies, so little time! This dish is totally calling out my name. My mother would love it too since eggplants are her favorite.

Chubskulit Rose August 28, 2018 - 12:09 pm

I love eggplant dishes. My favorite to make is fritata but this one looks great too.

Catalina August 28, 2018 - 2:07 pm

I love veggies! I can’t immagine my life without vegetables.This dish will be perfect for my weekend dinner.

Peter August 28, 2018 - 5:23 pm

Good god that looks amazing! I’m too thankful for the bounties of my neighbours and what I don’t have in my garden. I have a huge love for eggplant so this is top of the list.

Ellen from Ask Away Blog August 30, 2018 - 8:22 am

YUMMMM egg plant is one of my fav things to serve!

Matt September 24, 2018 - 1:43 am

Awesome recipe!
I was just looking for ideas on what to make for my parent’s wedding anniversary and this fits the bill perfectly.
Keep up the great work:-)


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