Summer Vegetable Ratatouille

A Ratatouille is a beautiful summer excuse to transform humble ingredients like onions, garlic and herbs in to a glorious and delicious  dish. This recipe is very healthy but packed with big flavors. I use zucchini but you could add eggplant, peppers and thin slices of potatoes for a more powerful version.

Summer Vegetable Ratatouille
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Recipe by Silvia Baldini
Summer Vegetable Ratatouille
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Recipe by Silvia Baldini
  • 3 medium ripe plum tomatoes
  • 1 medium shallot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small peeled and roughly chopped carrot
  • 1 small peeled garlic clove
  • 4 tablespoons virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons 3 tsp fresh thyme, basil, parsley finely chopped
  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 3 medium yellow squash
  • fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a food processor add the chopped tomatoes, shallot, carrot and the garlic. Chop all the vegetable but stop before they become a puree', leaving a rough texture.
  3. Pour the chopped vegetables, 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and half of the chopped fresh herbs into a medium baking dish. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Using a mandolin, or a really sharp knife, thinly and evenly, slice the vegetables. Make the slices thin, about 1/8’ (3mm) thick.
  5. Make mini-stacks of about 20 slices in sequence. Arrange a few stacks at a time into the prepared baking dish in a concentric spiral from the outer edge to the inside, fanning them out a bit so that you can see the top 1/8” of all the slices. “Stand” them up a little, so you can it as many vegetable slices in as possible, but you may still have some leftover veggies. Save the smaller rounds for the center of the dish.
  6. Drizzle with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and season with more salt and pepper. Sprinkle the remaining chopped herbs. Cover the dish with a piece of parchment paper cut to it just inside the dish rim, directly on top of the vegetable arrangement.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes -1 hour
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