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Sunday, October 30, 2011


Ratatouille is a dish I like to make often, as it goes well with so many things!
Very few ingredients are required, and it is so easy and quick to make. Add to any pasta, serve as your vegetable side dish, spread over french bread, serve over rice or couscous, or use on sandwiches and wraps.
Here's the ingredients:
1 eggplant
1 zucchini
2 tomatoes
1 long yellow squash
fresh or dry herbs such as oregano, basil, and thyme (ideal if you have all of these)
1/4 onion
1 (or two if you prefer)garlic clove
tomato puree or tomato sauce (about a cup and a half)
salt and pepper
olive oil (1 or 2 tablespoons)
parchment paper

Slice all vegetables (thinly, crosswise, chop onion, and dice garlic. If using fresh herbs, chop them up too.
In a glass or ceramic baking dish (this amount of ingredients is enough for a 9 1/2 in baking dish)pour tomato puree and sauce. Add onion and garlic, and add basil and oregano, but not the thyme. Add olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Stir until all combined. Now, as you see in the photo, arrange the vegetables on top, and then sprinkle the thyme on top. Season with salt and pepper, and drizzle a little more olive oil on it. Cover with a piece of parchment that fits exactly over the dish. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 35-40 minutes until it bubbles. Enjoy.