Easy Vegan Ratatouille Recipe

This Easy Ratatouille Recipe is an excellent way of transforming simple fresh tomatoes, eggplant, and squashes into flavorful and elegant French dish that is loved by all who eat it. Ratatouille is hearty, flavorful, easy to prepare, vegan, gluten-free and paleo.

Easy Vegan Ratatouille Recipe

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Easy vegan ratatouille

Vegan Ratatouille Recipe

If you are like me and have an abundance of produce from your garden and you are thinking of ways to prepare them, making ratatouille is my go-to recipe.

It is a great way to prepare a dish to feed a crowd and include the bounty of summer, it is delicious served over rice or bread,

You can make a double batch and freeze the extra so you can enjoy the taste of summer later. Serve it with my, Garlic BreadTurmeric Coconut Rice, and Vegan Gluten-Free Cake for a flavorful summer brunch or dinner.

ratatouille ingredients, eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, bell pepper, onion, garlic tomatoes, fresh herbs

Easy Ratatouille Recipe Key Ingredients:

  1. Eggplant
  2. Zucchini
  3. Yellow Squash
  4. Tomato
  5. Bell pepper

WHAT IS RATATOUILLE?

Ratatouille is a classic French stew from the Provence region, that is made by sauteing onion, garlic, zucchini, eggplant, bell pepper, and tomatoes. It is served both hot and cold.

Provence is famous for its abundance of fresh produce. so it is basically ratatouille dish is a melting pot of all the fruits of the labor of the farmers in that region of France.

HOW TO MAKE RATATOUILLE

To make ratatouille

  1. Chop all the veggies into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Toss eggplant with salt and place in a colander to sweat for 20 minutes, rinse after. 
  3. Saute onion and garlic in olive oil, followed by the rest of vegetables.
  4. Reduce heat, cover saucepan and allow vegetables to simmer in the most nutritious and delicious stew.

overlay vegan ratatouille with eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper, onion, garlic in a white bowltomato,

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Nutrition

Energy:
93 kcal / 389 kJ
Fat:
6 g
Protein:
2 g
Carbs:
10 g
Per portion

Cooking Time

Preparation:
10 min
Cooking:
20 min
Ready in:
30 min
For:
8 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Cut ends off eggplant, cut into cubes and place in a large colander. Toss with sea salt and set aside for 20 minutes to drain.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan on medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Stir in garlic , bell peppers and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, basil, thyme, oregano, rosemary, tomato paste, vegetable broth and cook until vegetables simmering, about 10 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat and cook covered until vegetables are tender about 10 more minutes. Season with salt to taste.

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Michelle Blackwood

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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8 Comments
  1. Susan Blaski
    June 26, 2019

    The bomb! Delicious and healthful. Have Japanese eggplant in the garden, so used them. Didn’t salt to sweat and they were fine. Probably used maybe 1 T to saute veggies in. I’m watching calories, so I try and skinny a recipe when I cook. I don’t really cook with salt, so I omitted that. Made a vegan mushroom risotto to go along with it. Was in heaven. Thank you.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      June 26, 2019

      Susan, I’m so happy you enjoyed it. I love Japanese eggplant. Love how you grew them, they taste so much better when they are fresh from the garden. thank you for sharing your method.

  2. Margaret
    June 24, 2019

    Very tasty, quick to make and clean up is a breeze with this one

  3. georgie
    September 28, 2018

    this looks great! I love veggie recipes so I’ll have to try this!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      September 28, 2018

      Thank you Georgie, hope you enjoy it.

  4. Janice
    July 8, 2018

    Wow this was so awesome, simple and delicious!

  5. Amy
    November 19, 2012

    Where can I find nori from? Love your pics!!

    Thanks!