Now is about the time when gardens are brimming with ripe zucchini and the search for interesting ways to use your bounty has begun. Among my arsenal of zucchini recipes (zucchini bread, stuffed zucchini, zucchini quesadillas, zucchini pancakes, etc.) is ratatouille. Ratatouille is a healthy, veggie-packed side, and a great way to use up your zucchini, squash, eggplant, basil and tomatoes. I like to make a big batch of ratatouille and server it as a side for several nights – sometimes with grilled meat or fish, other times over brown rice or pasta with some parmesan cheese, or even as an omelet filling. Ratatouille is a great make-ahead side dish and it will keep for several days.
The trick with ratatouille is to try not to stir it too often so the vegetables can keep their shape. You’ll need to do some stirring at the beginning, but the less stirring the better.
Ingredients Notes Ratatouille will keep in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 3 days.
Ratatouille will keep in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 3 days.