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Miso-Glazed Aubergine

Miso-Glazed Aubergine, or 'Nasu Dengaku', is a Japanese dish which combines aubergine with a sweet miso glaze for the most delicious umami flavours. Here is my very simple recipe for the perfect miso-glazed aubergine.

Miso-Glazed Aubergine

This recipe is one of my recurrent go-to mid-week meals, ready in just over half an hour and using only 4 ingredients! When roasted, aubergine has a really meaty texture which makes it the perfect centre for your main meal.

Miso-Glazed Aubergine

These miso aubergines are perfect with any sides. In these pictures I served mine with turmeric cauliflower rice, fresh coriander, sesame seeds, and pomegranate seeds for a variety of complementary flavours and textures - and the colours were amazing!

Miso-Glazed Aubergine

Miso-Glazed Aubergine

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes

Servings: 1



  • 1 Aubergine

  • 2 tbsp miso paste

  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce

  • 1 tsp agave syrup (or alternative liquid sweetener)

To serve:

  • Pomegranate seeds

  • Sesame seeds

  • Fresh coriander



  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (or 160°C for fan ovens).

  2. Slice the aubergine in half and fry in a pan over a medium heat to soften slightly (approximately 3 minutes per side).

  3. Once the aubergines have softened, score a criss-cross pattern into the flesh side with a knife.

  4. Mix the remaining ingredients in a small jug to make the miso glaze, you can thin this with a little water if needed.

  5. Spread the glaze over the scored side of each aubergine half, allowing the glaze to seep into the cuts.

  6. Roast in the over for 25-30 minutes until the surface has chared slightly.

  7. Serve immediately with your choice of sides.

Miso-Glazed Aubergine


  • This meal is best served immediately.

  • I usually make this as a quick lunch for myself, however the recipe can be easily doubled to serve 2 people.

Miso-Glazed Aubergine

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy my miso-glazed aubergine. If you do try any of my recipes I'd love to know how they turn out - tag me on Instagram @josiewalshaw!

Josie xox


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