Ratatouille is a French vegetable stew. It is best with all fresh vegetables. You can use more or less of certain vegetables depending on preferences.
This freezes well and still has a fresh vegetable taste in winter. A nice treat.It is incredible on pasta with large grated Parmesan. It also makes a unique lasagna.
Servings: 6-8Prep Time: 15-20 min. Cook Time: 20 min.
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced (Sweet onion works well)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 small bay leaf
1 medium eggplant cut in 1/2″ cubes
2 small zucchini
1 red bell pepper
4 tomatoes, cored and chopped (Romas work best)
1 tsp. sea salt
1/4 c. shredded basil leaf*
2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp. thyme
*Basil can be shredded by folding large leaves and cutting in thin strips with kitchen shears.
Place olive oil in a dutch oven or small stock pot. Warm pan to medium and add onion, garlic and bay leaf. Stir for a few minutes to evenly cover veggies with oil and slightly soften.
Add eggplant and stir for 7-8 minutes. Stir in zucchini, red pepper, tomato, and salt. Turn down to medium low and simmer with lid on about 10 minutes.
Stir in basil, red wine vinegar, and thyme.
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