Ratatouille is such an awesome way to get a lot of vegetables in your diet and it’s sooo tasty!
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Paleo Ratatouille Recipe
This combination of vegetables in this recipe is what I like to work with. You can certainly try different combinations or simply swap some vegetables around.
I opt for local, organic vegetables. The uglier the better for me 🙂
This is one of those dishes that is sooo easy to make and you can pretty much leave it to be done after softening the vegetables.
This recipe makes 8 servings as a side. Has a prep time of about 35 minutes and 120 minutes cooking time. This is a great side dish that will go with pretty much anything.
The whole dish for 8 servings as a side contains
1 ¼ cup coconut oil
4 large tomatoes
2 lbs eggplant diced
2 large onions thinly sliced
3 bell peppers diced
4 zucchini ¾ inch pieces
9 cloves garlic
20 basil leaves
¾ cup coconut milk
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
- Chop tomatoes and place in pot with ⅓ cup coconut oil and parsley, basil and garlic. Simmer for 30 minutes on medium heat until tomatoes broken down. I like to stir from time to time.
- Whilst you got the simmering ongoing. Place eggplant cubes in a colander, sprinkle salt to draw moisture out of it. Leave in the sink whilst your tomatoes are simmering.
- Soften the onions in some coconut oil for about 10 minutes. I add salt here as well.
- Using a slotted spoon, replace onions with bell peppers and soften. Do that for 10 minutes
- Next do the same by replacing bell peppers With zucchini. You only need about 6 minutes for the zucchini.
- Now replace zucchini with the eggplants (make sure you pat dry them first. ). Soften for 7 minutes.
- Now add all these softened vegetables to your simmering tomato and cover and simmer for about an hour. Add loads of salt and pepper.
- Serve, hot, warm or cold and enjoy.
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