One Pot Meal

Ratatouille- from us to you-ie

Ratatouille-From Us To You-ie! 

It is the height of the summer harvest for so many of our favorites vegetables and I have to face the fact that summer vegetables are taking over our kitchen.

Not that it is a bad thing!

This week's harvest from our local CSA farm share made my latest recipe a no-brainer. Eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, onions, garlic, peppers and lots of herbs means a simple, one-pot ratatouille can be on the stove and on the dinner plates in no time. Nobody could remember the last time I had made this dish so I wasn't sure how it was going to go over with the kiddos.

Happily, it received 3 thumbs up, one from each little monster! This is such a simple, straight-forward dish full of honest flavors. It makes it hard not to like!

Ratatouille- From Us To You-ie!

Author: Michelle Obermeier

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 20 mins

Total time: 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 3-4 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 5-6 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 small eggplant
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1 large green pepper
  • 3-4 tomatoes (plum works best but standard slicing tomatoes that we had on hand worked just as well.)
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon total of fresh oregano and parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet or Creuset over medium heat
  2. Add onion, garlic and bay leaf. Cook until onions are softened.
  3. Meanwhile, cut remaining vegetables into chunks.
  4. Add eggplant to the pot and cook until softened.
  5. Add remaining vegetables, salt, pepper and herbs.
  6. Cook until all veggies tender (5-10 minutes) and enjoy!

 

The fact that this dish is also super pretty is an extra bonus.

I hope you give this ratatouille recipe a try and let me know how you enjoy it!