Meatless Mondays  |  Posted 08.24.15

Summer Ratatouille

Summer Ratatouille

This Summer Ratatouille uses all the favorite summer vegetables! It is a great dish to throw together if you have a garden and need to cook up your extra Summer veggies. It is full of flavor, color and tastes wonderful on top of potatoes, pasta or quinoa.

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Low Sodium Vegetable Broth
  • 4-5 cloves Garlic, diced
  • 2 medium White Onions, chopped
  • 2 large Eggplants, chopped into 1/2 inc cubes
  • 3 medium Zucchini, chopped
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup Peas (frozen or fresh)
  • 8 Roma Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Basil, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • Pinch of Hot Pepper Flakes
  • Sea Salt and White Pepper, to taste
  • Optional Garnish: Vegan Parmesan Cheese and Fresh Basil

Instructions

  1. Over medium-high heat, in a large (and deep) pan, saute diced garlic and chopped white onions in a few splashes of vegetable broth for a couple of minutes until lightly cooked.
  2. Add chopped eggplant and a pinch of sea salt. Stir and leave to simmer for a couple of minutes. Add a splash of vegetable broth if the eggplant is sticking to the pan.
  3. Add the chopped zucchini, yellow and red bell pepper as well as peas and chopped tomatoes. Stir. Add a couple splashes of vegetable broth while cooking if the vegetables begin to stick to the bottom of the pan.
  4. Add chopped fresh rosemary and basil, paprika and pinch of hot pepper flakes. Stir, turn down to a medium-low heat and leave the vegetable to simmer until lightly cooked. If there is too much water in the pan from the tomatoes, remove the cover and allow some of the water to evaporate while simmering and stirring every so often.
  5. Cook for 20 - 25 minutes until the vegetables are well cooked and a thick, stew-like ratatouille is formed. Garnish with vegan parmesan (optional) and fresh basil. Serve over rice, potatoes or pasta.

Source: Ceara's Kitchen