For the past month or so, I’ve been visiting the farmer’s market once a week to stock up on my fruits and veggies. They’re a lot fresher than store bought and definitely last a lot longer. I’ve been trying new recipes and they’ve all come out pretty good so far. I even threw an eggplant on the grill the other day and it was delicious! I had extra eggplants and quite a few veggies left even though the week was almost over, so I made cast iron ratatouille. No, I’m not talking about the famous cartoon. It’s a French dish that is loaded with all kinds of veggies.
I just had to make it because of all the buzz that was around it when the cartoon came out. Also, if I had veggies left at the end of the week, then I would have to skip my weekly trip to the farmer’s market and I didn’t want to do that. I needed to get some more veggies to try out more tasty recipes. What are some of your favorites to pick up at your local market?
- 2 Large Zucchini
- 2 Large Yellow Squash
- 2 Large Eggplant
- 1 Large Yellow Onion
- 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- ½ Cup Tomato Paste
- 1 Tbsp. Crushed Garlic
- 1 Tsp. Garlic Powder
- ½ Tsp. Smoked Paprika
- ¼ Tsp. Black Pepper
- Optional: 1 Cup Shredded Parmesan
- Preheat oven to 375°. Slice veggies between ¼ to ½ inch thick. Set aside. In a cast iron skillet over medium heat, brown onion slices in olive oil.
- Mix in tomato paste and garlic. Layer veggies in an alternating pattern, in the dish.
- Sprinkle veggies with garlic powder, smoked paprika, and pepper.
- Cover lightly with parchment paper. Bake for 35-45 minutes. Allow to slightly cool before serving.