Im sure everyone has heard of the heart warming Disney Movie and Culinary masterpiece called Ratatouille.The mixture of vegetables in this dish meld so well together, creating a symphony of the sense from when you are preparing it to when it is finally served on your dinner table. Ratatouille works well as a main or a side and it is amazingly simple to prepare. If you looking to incorporate more veggies into your life, this is the dish for you! Bring it to your next Potluck or family get together and be sure to surprise everyone that it’s completely vegan !
1 Medium Zucchini
1 Medium Eggplant
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 White Mushrooms
2 Roma Tomatos
5 Garlic Cloves
1 Tblsp Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Tomato Sauce
1/2 Cup Daiya Cheese Shreds *Optional
Start by slicing all vegetables in to 1/4 inch coins, try to make sure all veggies are in uniform though they don’t have to be perfect you just want them all to cook at the same rate. Mince/ Grate garlic cloves finely.
Preheat oven to 375 and prepare baking tin. Pour tomato sauce in to the bottom of baking tin to evenly coat it, begin then layering veggies diagonally onto each other creating a pattern. There is no specific pattern you have to do, make it completely your own. Once you have filled your baking tin with all the veg, sprinkle garlic evenly over all the veggies along with Olive Oil and Salt and Pepper to taste. *Optional sprinkle Daiya cheese*
Place in Oven and bake for 25 mins. The aroma of the dish when finished is absolutely outstanding. Set on a cooling rack and let rest for 5 mins then serve.
I love to have my Ratatouille with some fresh French bread and a balsamic reduction
Hope you all enjoy this recipe, and please let me know if you try it!