This ratatouille features a rainbow of colors from summer veggies and all the vitamins, minerals and fiber that comes along with them. Try it over brown rice, whole wheat pasta… it can even liven up an omelet or add flair to a baked potato!
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
2 finely chopped fresh garlic cloves (2 teaspoons)
1 medium white or yellow onion, chopped (1 cup)
1 large eggplant, cut into small ¼ inch cubes (4 cups)
1 red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
2 cups canned diced tomatoes
1 cup chopped zucchini,
1 cup chopped yellow squash
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon herbs de provence
fresh chopped basil, for garnish/topping
Add ½ teaspoon of olive oil to a large pot with the onions and garlic and sauté them on medium-high heat until lightly browned/tender, about 3-5 minutes. Put in the cubed eggplant, the chopped pepper and the broth and continue to heat, stirring frequently for about 10 minutes. Then throw in the canned tomatoes, the squash, zucchini and the herbs and heat for another 7-10 minutes until all the vegetables are very tender. Garnish with fresh chopped basil.
Makes 6 cups, 6 servings
Serving size: 1 cup Calories 70 Protein 2 g Carb 14 g Fiber 3 g Sugars 7 g Fat 1 g saturated fat 0 g Sodium 530 mg