Ratatouille is the perfect Meatless Monday recipe! This recipe uses eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, bell pepper, garlic and onion sauteed with fresh herbs and is the perfect way to use up vegetables.
~ Lower Calorie Ratatouille ~
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 red bell peppers, chopped
- 3-4 small zucchini squash, cut into 1/4 inch slices
- 1 large eggplant, peeled and cubed
- 4 large tomatoes, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 sprig rosemary
- 2 sprigs of thyme
- salt and fresh pepper to taste
- 1/3 cup seasoned whole wheat bread crumbs
- olive oil spray
- Use a large oven proof dish or saucepan
- Spray with cooking spray.
- Cook the onion and the garlic on low heat until soft, 5-6 minutes, do not let garlic burn.
- Add eggplant, peppers and tomatoes, bring to simmer covered for 15 minutes.
- Add zucchini, simmer for 10 more minutes or until the vegetables are soft.
- Stir in the herbs, season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Sprinkle on the bread crumbs and cook another 5 minutes.
- Remove the bay leaf and serve.
Serves 6 – Serving Size: 1 1/4 cup – Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 103.6, Fat: 1.1 g, Protein: 3.8 g, Carbohydrate: 23.2 g, Fibre: 5.4 g, Sugar: 3.1 g