Ratatouille!

Is your family garden overflowing with zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes and peppers?  Looking for something easy and yummy to make besides more zucchini bread?  Here is a lovely and delicious way to gobble up all that end-of-summer goodness!

Ratatouille

INGREDIENTS

1 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste

1/2 onion, chopped

1/4 cup garlic, minced

1 tablespoon olive oil

3/4 cup water

salt & fresh ground pepper

1 small eggplant, trimmed,very thinly sliced

1 zucchini, trimmed, very thinly sliced

1 yellow squash, trimmed, very thinly sliced 1 red bell pepper, very thinly sliced

1 yellow bell pepper, very thinly sliced

3 tablespoons olive oil, to taste

1 teaspoon fresh basil leaf, to taste

1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leave, to

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Spread tomato paste into the bottom of a 10×10-inch baking dish.
  • Sprinkle with onion and garlic and stir in 1 tablespoon olive oil and water until thoroughly combined.
  • Season with salt and black pepper.
  • Arrange alternating slices of eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper, and yellow bell pepper, starting at the outer edge of the dish and working concentrically towards the center.
  • Overlap the slices a little to display the colors.
  • Drizzle the vegetables with 3 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt and black pepper.
  • Sprinkle with basil and thyme leaves.
  • Cover vegetables with a piece of parchment paper cut to fit inside.

Bake in the preheated oven until vegetables are roasted and tender, about 45 minutes.  Serve with rice or your favorite crusty bread.

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  • Annalee
    August 31, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    YUM!