French ratatouille recipe

French ratatouille recipe As promised, here is my yummy and super simple recipe for Ratatouille, a healthy but filling mix of eggplants, zucchini, tomatoes and many other vegetables currently in season here in France!

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
  • 1 large onion, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1 small eggplant, cubed
  • 2 green peppers, coarsely chopped
  • 4 large tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 3 to 4 small zucchini, cut into slices
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
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Teriyake by Phil

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Eating seasonal

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