Another one of my favorite easy ways to cook up garden vegetables is ratatouille.  This dish is so surprisingly simple yet incredibly delicious.  It’s also super healthy.  The flavors of all of the vegetables seem to melt together in just the right way, creating a no-fuss dish that is sure to impress your friends with its robust taste.


  • -2 onions, diced
  • -1 bell peppers, diced
  • -1 medium yellow summer squash, sliced into semicircles
  • -1 medium eggplant, diced
  • -4 medium tomatoes, diced or 1-15 ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • -A generous handful of basil leaves, chopped
  • -3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • -Salt, to taste
  • -Red chili pepper flakes, to taste, optional

Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large saucepan.  Add onions and peppers to pan and saute for 5 minutes.  Add eggplant and yellow squash to pan and salt and pepper, to taste.  Saute for another 5 minutes.  Add tomatoes and basil, and cook for another 10 minutes, or until all veggies are tender.

Serve alongside your favorite grain or pasta.

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    Simply Life
    September 4, 2010 at 10:20 am

    This is one of my favorite things to eat! Looks like you’ve perfected it!

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    September 4, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    I LOVE ratatouille served with goat or feta cheese…in a crepe, or on top of polenta. 🙂

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    The Candid RD
    September 5, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Oh I wanted to read your coffee post. The URL says it doesn’t work….did you know this??

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    September 6, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Thanks. Another great one to add to the vegan archives : )

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    September 6, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    I love ratatouille and this looks great! These are all things I get from my garden and farm share. Great recipe!

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    September 7, 2010 at 11:48 am

    yum, looks delish

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