A traditional French dish, ratatouille differs at the hand of every cook. The basics, however, remain the same. In essence, it is a stew of summer vegetables – eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini, bell peppers and onions – that celebrates seasonal abundance. Toss this dish with fish, cannellini beans, or crackers, cheese and red wine, and you will enjoy a lovely Mediterranean meal.
Though ratatouille allows for many a variation, a few tips are critical to a tastier dish. Cooking the vegetables in a correct order and slow simmering deepen the flavors. It also ensures the right texture of the cooked vegetables. (For example, no one likes overcooked, soggy peppers. Bell peppers should therefore be added last to the dish.) Substituting some of the tomatoes with the tomato sauce reduce the cooking time and intensifies the flavor. You will find all of these tips in the recipe below.
Low Glycemic • Gluten-free • Vegan • Nutrient-dense • Delicious • Easy