Ratatouille is a classic, rustic French peasant dish with eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, and peppers cooked with red wine, capers, and fresh herbs. It’s perfect over pasta, served with polenta, or with crusty bread.
I’m serving up another healthy dish for you today, because I care about you. I know it’s the new year, and you want to eat better and feel better. To do that, you need good for you food prepared in a different way that’s going to get your taste buds jumping. This Ratatouille will do that for you. You don’t eat vegetable stews simmered in red wine with capers and fresh herbs every day do you? I know I don’t, so I appreciate it when I do.
Truth be told, I made this ratatouille months ago before Thanksgiving for my book club, and I saved just enough to photograph the next day. Our book was the French novel Madame Bovary, and we all brought French-inspired dishes. I mulled over what to bring long and hard, and finally landed on ratatouille. I’ve loved it forever, and nothing says French food more to me than that. Plus, I really liked the animated movie.
Ratatouille is a versatile dish that you can serve as is with crusty bread, or toss in pasta, or serve with polenta. You get to decide exactly how to enjoy this delectable veggie dish, and you can serve it up a different way each time. So the next time I share a sugary treat with you here, remember that I do care about you, because I also shared this recipe for ratatouille. Life is a balancing act, you see, and we’re all on the tight rope together.