So one of my mother-in-law’s absolute favorite things that I make is a vegetable ratatouille. I rarely make one at home, but it’s become a staple when having family dinners at her house. Well, I got to thinking that if she loves it so much, maybe you guys would too!
Now I know, I know, traditional ratatouille doesn’t have as much liquid as mine, as excess fluids are usually drained off… but why lose all of that amazing flavor!? And if there’s no liquid, what are you supposed to dip your bread in? Geesh…
So here’s a vegan rendition of my ratatouille since there’s been some requests for more vegan dishes. I hope you enjoy.
This could be used as a sauce, a side, a dip, or a meal by itself… So I can’t really say how many it serves because I don’t know what you’re using it for. Let’s just say this recipe makes a fair amount of ratatouille. lol
1tbsp Olive Oil
1/2tsp + 1tsp Salt
1tsp Ground Black Pepper
1 Medium Onion, sliced
3 Cloves Garlic, minced
2c Zucchini, large dice
2c Yellow Squash, large dice
2 1/2c Tomato, diced (I used plum)
1c White Wine
1c Vegetable Stock
1/2c Fresh Parsley, chopped
1/2c Fresh Basil, chopped
In a medium pot heat the olive oil on high. Once hot add the sliced onion and minced garlic, sprinkle with 1/2tsp of salt. Quickly toss the onion and garlic in the oil then reduce the heat to medium-low to allow them to sweat, cook for 3 minutes. Add the zucchini and yellow squash, as well as the remainder of the salt and the ground black pepper. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring periodically. Increase the temperature to high, add the diced tomato and white wine. Simmer uncovered until the liquid has reduced by approximately one-third. Add the vegetable stock and stir well. Simmer on high for 5 more minutes then reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover the pot but leave the top slightly askew so some steam can escape to allow the liquids to reduce, simmer for 45 minutes, stirring periodically. Add the chopped parsley and basil, and continue to simmer while partially covered for an additional 15 minutes. Before serving taste the ratatouille to make sure it is seasoned to your taste.
There you have it, you’re done! As I said, serve this as a sauce, a side, the main dish… whatever you want.