Air-Fried Eggplant and Pea Delight

Air-Fried Eggplant and Pea Delight
Chef Brainy
What Started it all:
Pea, Eggplant, black pepper, air fryer

This delightful vegan recipe combines the earthy flavors of eggplant and the sweetness of peas, seasoned with a touch of black pepper. It's a simple and healthy dish, perfect for a family meal. Using an air fryer ensures a crispy texture without the need for excessive oil, making it a guilt-free pleasure.


  • 2 medium eggplants
  • 2 cups of fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • Salt to taste


  1. Wash and cut the eggplants into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Place the eggplant cubes in a bowl and sprinkle with salt. Let them sit for about 20 minutes to draw out excess moisture. Wait for 20 minutes, then pat the eggplant cubes dry with a paper towel.
  3. Drizzle the eggplant cubes with olive oil and toss to coat.
  4. Sprinkle with black pepper and a bit more salt if desired.
  5. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  6. Place the seasoned eggplant cubes in the air fryer basket in a single layer. You may need to do this in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.
  7. Air fry for 15-20 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through, until the eggplant is crispy and golden brown.
  8. While the eggplant is air frying, bring a pot of water to a boil.
  9. Add the peas and cook for 2-3 minutes if fresh, or 5-6 minutes if frozen, until tender.
  10. Drain and set aside.
  11. Once all the eggplant is cooked, combine it with the peas in a large serving bowl.
  12. Toss gently to mix the ingredients together.
  13. Adjust seasoning with additional salt and black pepper if needed.

Gather your family around the table and enjoy this nutritious and flavorful vegan dish. The crispy eggplant and sweet peas make for a perfect combination, and the air fryer ensures a healthier meal without compromising on taste. Happy cooking and happy eating!

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