This Zucchini Ratatouille recipe is a one pot vegetable stew that’s made with zucchini, eggplant, peppers, onions in a tomato broth.
Garden Fresh – Easy Zucchini Ratatouille
When you want a healthy vegetable dish, you’ll love this Zucchini Ratatouille recipe that is a one pot meal that celebrates the season’s best garden produce.
Summer grilling leaves many folks with leftover veggies. The solution? Ratatouille. This humble, understated dish packs a lot of flavor when combined with grilled peppers, tomatoes, onions, eggplant and mushrooms.
When I mention to my family that I’m making ratatouille, someone always brings up the Disney movie of the same name.
It’s an inexpensive, one-pot, meatless meal that is rich and tasty. Perfect for vegans and vegetarians and folks that want a meatless meal.
Try adding some cannellini beans for your protein, but ratatouille can definitely stand on its own when it comes to a main dish. Perfect with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese and some crusty bread.
So why ratatouille? Well, as a rule, I try to make as many healthy meals as possible and that means a refrigerator full of veggies. And, during summer, I’m overloaded with more than I can handle–thus ratatouille.
This recipe uses fresh eggplant, celery, zucchini, peppers, and vine ripened tomatoes that are stewed together in a fragrant broth, it’s clearly a winner for being a healthy go-to meal.
For a vegan or vegetarian twist, use a homemade vegetable stock instead of chicken stock.
But you aren’t limited to just making a veggie stew. Try layering your veggies in a casserole or try Remy’s Ratatouille with Poached Eggs for a different take on this very famous recipe. Anyway you dice or slice it, it’s a great way for incorporating plenty of veggies into your family diet.
Tip: Should you have leftovers, use it to make the most flavorful minestrone this side of the big pond. So what are you waiting for? Gather those veggies and stew away!
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This Zucchini Ratatouille recipe is a one pot vegetable stew that’s made with zucchini, eggplant, peppers, onions in a tomato broth. Try making a this a layered casserole for a different take on this very famous but classic recipe.
- 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
- 4 cups eggplant diced finely
- 1 cup green zucchini quartered, sliced
- 1 cup summer squash quartered, sliced
- 1 cup celery chopped
- 1 cup red onion chopped, large chunks
- 1 cup red pepper chopped finely
- 26.46 oz Pomi Chopped Tomatoes
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 tbsp Penzey’s French spice mix
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- Place all ingredients into a large stock pot and simmer for approximately 20-25 minutes until the vegetables have cooked through and the stew is thick.
- Serve. Enjoy!