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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Easy Ratatouille!

Sometimes you have a fridge full of veggies but don't feel like steaming them. But, you don't want to throw them out either. So, what do you do? A healthy ratatouille to the rescue! Traditionally, ratatouille is a vegetable dish consisting of onions, zucchini, tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers, fried and stewed in oil and sometimes served cold. However, to make a healthy ratatouille, skip the frying and use an assortment of veggies.

Healthy Ratatouille

2 medium sized sweet potatoes, cubed
1/2 onion
2 cloves garlic
2 carrots, cubed
1 leek, in rounds
1 roma tomato
1 red bell pepper
1 bunch asparagus
2 stalks celery
1/2 can low-sodium organic tomato paste (with a cup of water)

Cut all vegetables evenly. In a large saucepan, add a little olive oil and then start cooking the sweet potatoes, carrots and onions. Throw in the celery and 2 cloves of garlic. Add the rest of ingredients, pop a lid on and let cook for as long as desired (depending if you like your veggies crunchy or soft). Near the end of the cooking time, add tomato paste (already mixed with 1 cup water) and stir in, cooking for a few more minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve as a side dish or the main course. It's a cheap, tasty way to get in a daily serving of veggies. Serve it the next day as a leftover side with a baked chicken breast and a scoop of cottage cheese.


  1. as a vegetarian, i get soooo tired of steamed vegetable. i forgot all about ratatouille! i tried this recipe and it was beyond delicious! thanks!!

  2. You are more than welcome! I had forgotten about it too until Alex made it and I realized how tasty it was!