Picture yourself in the heart of Provence, surrounded by the vibrant colors and flavors of the Mediterranean. Exquisite Ratatouille is a culinary masterpiece that captures the essence of this beautiful region. This delightful dish is a symphony of fresh vegetables, fragrant herbs, and rich tomato sauce, all coming together in perfect harmony.
- 2 large eggplants, diced
- 3 zucchinis, sliced
- 2 red bell peppers, chopped
- 1 yellow onion, finely diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 ripe tomatoes, diced
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh thyme leaves
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Start by salting the diced eggplants and letting them sit for 20 minutes to remove excess moisture. Rinse and pat dry.
- In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic, sauté until fragrant.
- Add the eggplants, zucchinis, and red bell peppers. Cook until they begin to soften.
- Stir in the diced tomatoes, fresh basil, and thyme. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot, garnished with additional fresh herbs if desired.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Exquisite Ratatouille is a classic French dish that celebrates the beauty of simple ingredients. It’s a vegan and gluten-free delight that can be served as a side dish, main course, or even as a topping for pasta or crusty bread.
Nutrition: Calories – 180, Fat – 9g, Carbohydrates – 22g, Protein – 4g
Transport yourself to the south of France with every mouthful of this Exquisite Ratatouille. Whether enjoyed on a warm summer evening or a cozy winter night, this dish will never fail to impress. Bon appétit!