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.
Your ratatouille looks really good but I don’t know if I want to try the eggplant. Maybe that is what I will buy when our Farmer’s Market comes back in season, an eggplant just to try since I have never. I need to make a list of things to try that are true possibilities for me.
Oh my, This looks really delicious and healthy. I would love to try making this, It’s gonna be a blast for sure.
Wow, this looks so delightful. This my kind of my weekend treat, the kids will surely love this. I should try making this.
Wow this dish looks amazing, really inviting. Thank you for sharing the recipe I have saved it to try myself! 🙂
I’ve been obsessed with ratatouille since the Disney film came out. Such a simple dish that is honestly gorgeous. Love your cast iron method. Can’t wait to try this!
This is a great way to cook ratatouille. It is such a great recipe.
I love the colors and how healthy this dish is. I’m not partial to mushrooms but I think this dish just looks pretty. I want to dig in!
This looks so good! I’m vegetarian so I’m always on the lookout for new recipes to try. I’ll definitely be saving this and giving it a try for myself.
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Your recipe for ratatouille looks easy enough to follow. I love the assorted vegetables. One serving of this will give me the fiber I need to maintain a healthy digestive system!
My daughter is obsessed with ratatouille from the movie, of course! She is going to love making your simple recipe!
I’ll be trying this one out with the family this week. I love simple recipes like this one and while I’m not opposed to meat I do love a good veggie meal. Thanks!
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