Ratatouille - Blend of summer and fall produce!

Los Angeles, CA

Fall just started and summer just ended; it's a great time to incorporate summer and fall produce into a delightful dish. This Ratatouille is made of zucchinis, tomatoes, eggplants, onions and sweet bell peppers is a great way to welcome the fall season and say farewell to the warm days of summer. Visit http://snagwiremedia.com/ratatouille/ on how to serve this colorful medley of vegetables


What You Need

1 small eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup Kraft Catalina Dressing, divided
2 large red peppers, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
4 small zucchini (about 3/4 lb.), cut in half lengthwise, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, coarsely chopped
3 tomatoes (about 1 lb.), chopped
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil

Make It

PLACE eggplant in colander. Sprinkle with salt; mix lightly. Let stand 30 min. Rinse, drain and pat dry with paper towel.

HEAT 1/4 cup dressing in large nonstick skillet. Add eggplant; cook and stir 6 to 7 min. or until softened and browned. Spoon eggplant to side of skillet. Add 3 Tbsp. of the remaining dressing, peppers, zucchini, garlic and onions to center of skillet; cook and stir 3 to 5 min. or until vegetables are tender. Spoon to side of skillet. Add remaining dressing and tomatoes; cook and stir 3 min. Mix vegetables and tomatoes; cover. Cook on low heat 15 to 20 min. or until vegetables are very tender, stirring occasionally.

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Keaau, HI(Zone 11)

I make this dish alot...but I don't use any bottled dressing...just garlic/onions and olive oil.

Chopped finely, room temp ratatouille is great on vegies or crackers: 'Cowboy Caviar'.....

Honomu, HI(Zone 11)

Aloha foodgardener and Carol!

I love using the Ratatouille combination of vegetables in unusual and different ways.
Following are links to two of them

BTW, I don't use bottle dressing either but love using my garlic infused olive oil - instructions for making it are on the post


,,,,and here is a recipe for Ratatouille Pie - for the real men who claim they don't eat quiche...


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Keaau, HI(Zone 11)

Years ago I bought this bottled at a Food Show...they called it "Cowboy Caviar"...it was a great dip for vegies and was cool on crackers...great in warm wraps with Feta or Goat Cheese!!!

Keaau, HI(Zone 11)

Sonia, Quierida...is that YOU?

Honomu, HI(Zone 11)

Si, Carolina.....soy yo!

Sorry, I was w/o a computer for several days and was already climbing walls....

Keaau, HI(Zone 11)

I know how you feel. Mine is broken (cucarachas in the wires) and I have to use this @#%##!! laptop til mine is fixed!!!!

Honomu, HI(Zone 11)

;-) Mine seems to be behaving today, but really acted up yesterday when I was trying to post the latest to my blog...

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