Zucchini Ratatouille: Use Up That Summer Squash With This Healthy Recipe by Carrie Watts

Zucchini Ratatouille: Use Up That Summer Squash With This Healthy Recipe

I love zucchini, but it’s a bit of a treat here in Scotland to get ones as flavorful as the ones from Upstate New York. So, if I happen across a particularly good crop, I race to make this ratatouille-inspired dish. Paired with yellow squash and peppers, this is as colorful as it is filling. Serve with breaded chicken or whole-wheat pasta, with rice and naan bread or as a side dish on its own. 

You’ll need:

  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • garlic (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 3 big zucchinis (or 2 medium zucchini and 2 medium yellow squash)
  • salt, pepper and Italian seasoning, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 medium red pepper
  • 1 medium green pepper
  • 1 medium yellow pepper
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cans chopped tomatoes

Here’s how to make it:

  • Heat oil in a nonstick pan over a medium heat. Add the garlic once oil is sizzling hot. Add zucchini (and/or yellow squash) to soften fully (can take up to 15 minutes). Add the seasonings to taste.
  • Add the tomato paste and mix thoroughly. When soft, add peppers and repeat the process.
  • Add stock, more or less of it depending on preference, and stir. Add chopped tomatoes. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

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Donna John
Mmmm! Being from Texas, I would add a few shakes of Tabasco sauce, too. :) Carrie Watts
Carrie Watts
I can see where that would add an extra kick!

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