Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  91
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  6 g
  • Fat  7 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  81 mg
  • Potassium  189 mg
  • Phosphorus  39 mg
  • Calcium  14 mg
  • Fiber  1.9 g

Garlicky Ginger Eggplant

Being on the dialysis diet doesn't mean you have to eat bland foods. This kidney-friendly recipe for Garlicky Ginger Eggplant is an Asian-inspired dish with lots of tasty, kidney-friendly ingrediets all stir-fried together for a taste sensation. Lots of vegetables and spices make this side dish a winner.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created exclusively for by DaVita dietitian Sara, RD, CSR, CDE, from California.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 3/4 cup


  • 2 cups Chinese eggplant
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh mushroom pieces
  • 1 cup mung bean sprouts
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce 


  1. Slice eggplant into 1-1/2-inch long pieces. Mince garlic cloves. Chop basil.
  2. Heat sesame oil in a large skillet. Add eggplant, ginger, garlic, mushrooms and bean sprouts. Stir-fry over medium-high heat until eggplant begins to soften, 4-6 minutes.
  3. Add basil, chili pepper flakes and hoisin sauce to eggplant. Continue cooking for 1-2 minutes.  Remove from heat and serve. 

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1-1/2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • If Chinese eggplant is unavailable, substitute regular eggplant. Cut into 1-inch cubes (unpeeled).
  • Hoisin sauce is a soybean paste product available in the ethnic food section of most grocery stores. One tablespoon hoisin sauce contains 250 mg sodium (63 mg per serving). Look for Sun Luck brand, available from Sun Luck of Seattle, Washington. A very small amount adds lots of flavor!

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Garlicky Ginger Eggplant



We used a regular eggplant, very easy to prepare & cook. It tasted so good you wouldn't know it was healthy for you.

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