Ratatouille Eric Ripert style

The theme this week at I Cooking Club is Healthy meets Delicious.  Eric Ripert is the featured chef for the next six months so I thought I would take a stab at one of his recipes.  This definitely meets the healthy criteria with loads of eggplant, zucchini, peppers, tomatoes and onions.

I also made French baguette and you know, there's nothing as lovely as hot baked bread to go with a meal. Light, healthy and fairly easy.

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Ratatouille

¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 diced large Onion
1 diced Red Bell Pepper
4 sliced Garlic Cloves
1 tbs Tomato Paste
3 seeded, diced Tomatoes
2 small diced Zucchinis
1 diced medium Eggplant
Sea Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper
¼ cup grated Parmesan Cheese
Fresh Basil

Directions

Put olive oil in a pot.
Add onions and garlic.
Cut the eggplants and dice.
Add peppers and zucchini to the pot, cooking about six minutes.
Add tomato paste, salt and pepper. Cook about four minutes.
Add tomatoes and eggplant. Cook about 10 minutes.
Add water as needed during cooking.
Add cheese and basil to serve.

Served over rice.  I cooked the rice using vegetable broth so it's creamier and has more body.


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7 comments:

Lydia Filgueras said...

Ratatouille is one of our go to recipes. We always seem to have red peppers and onions on hand so it's simple enough to pick up a small eggplant and zucchini to go with it. We usually throw a fried egg on top.

Mae Travels said...

So many ways to make this delish and home-style dish! It reminds me of the highly amusing movie, too.

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Tina said...

Lydia, thanks for the idea about the egg. Will have to try that!

Mae, it's such an easy dish, too. I haven't seen the movie.

Kim said...

Tina this dish is what it's all about: beautiful colors, fresh veggies, lots of flavor, and some homemade bread. Can't beat that!

Tina said...

Thank you, Kim!

Diane Zwang said...

I have never made a Ratatouille but I want to. This looks like a good recipe.

flour.ish.en said...

I like using these vegetable combinations a lot. They go so well together!

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