I love this Easy Ratatouille recipe.
Okay, stop right there. I know what you’re thinking. You must be thinking, how can something with a name as extravagant as “ratatouille” be easy? But, I promise, this is one of the simplest recipes I have on my entire blog. And I only post simple recipes.
Therefore, that’s a pretty big promise. But guys, this recipe only has seven ingredients and the rest are all spices. (See? That’s not too bad.)
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the world of ratatouille, it’s that there’s a whole lot of different versions on it. Everyone seems to have their own idea of what ratatouille is, and I find that to be wonderful. Why make a dish that has a list of instructions that need to be followed to a T, anyway? It’s more fun to just play around and see how you like it best. Don’t like garlic? Then don’t add it. Don’t think roasted vegetables are enough to fill you? Then, add a side of pasta or rice. At-least, that’s what I’m going to be doing today.
The basics of ratatouille is that it’s a vegetable dish, with the most common vegetables being eggplant, tomatoes, onions, garlic, zucchini, bell peppers, and herbs. I believe it started in Provence (a region in France), as a vegetable stew, which farmers made and enjoyed after their long days of labor.
One things for certain, this dish is nowhere near traditional and that’s totally okay. If only I could pop a glass of luxurious french wine and add it to this dish. Then, I feel that would make it maybe a little more authentic, right?…
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Notes on Easy Ratatouille:
- Be sure to add plenty of spices to give this dish a nice flavoring. If you omit a spice, use another to take it’s place.
- Add more chili powder for a spicier dish.
- If eating along with pasta or rice, then use a whole 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes (acts as the sauce).