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Grilled Ratatouille

Classic ratatouille is a French Provencal stewed dish, cooked over the stove, combining a variety of summer vegetables such as tomatoes, garlic, onions, zucchini, eggplant, and fresh herbs. This recipe is less of a stew, and more of a grilled vegetable salad. It’s a perfect and flavorful side dish to pair with any meat option. For a vegetarian variation, simply add any bean of your choice (pinto, garbanzo, kidney, etc.) for a main meal salad.  

Active: 25 Minutes

Total: 33 Minutes

Makes: 6 side-dish servings

Ingredients:

2 zucchini, cut into quarters lengthwise

2 yellow squash, cut into quarters lengthwise

2 small eggplant, sliced lengthwise into 1-1.5 inch slices

2 red bell peppers, stemmed, seeded and quartered

2 yellow bell peppers, stemmed, seeded and quartered

2 red onions, quartered

1 pint cherry tomatoes

1/4 cup olive oil, plus 2 tablespoons

Salt and freshly ground pepper

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano leaves

1/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves

Directions:

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Place all cut vegetables and the tomatoes in a large shallow baking dish, add the 1/4 cup of olive oil, and toss to coat.
  3. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Place the vegetables on the grill and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking time.
  5. Remove the tomatoes, cover grill, and cook the remaining vegetables for 2 minutes, or until almost cooked through.
  6. Transfer vegetables to a cutting board and coarsely chop (leave tomatoes whole).
  7. Place the chopped vegetables and tomatoes in a large bowl, add the 2 tablespoons of olive oil, garlic, oregano and parsley and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  8. Serve at room temperature.

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

Calories: 140cal, Fat: 3g, Protein: 5g, Carbohydrates: 26g, Fiber: 10g, Sodium: 250mg

Adapted from:  

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/grilled-ratatouille-recipe-2103515?soc=sharingpinterest

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