The French knew what they were doing when they created this simple yet elegant dish, ratatouille. My Ratatouille for Two is easy to make, even though it looks like you spent hours in the kitchen! Ratatouille for Two is the perfect dinner to celebrate that someone special.
What (your ingredients):
1.5 cups pasta sauce (use your favorite)
1 yellow squash
½ sweet onion
1 roasted red pepper
Dash of oregano (can use thyme or marjoram as well)
Sprinkle of salt and pepper
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
How (your directions):
Preheat oven to 350° F.
In a medium cast-iron skillet, spread tomato sauce evenly across the bottom of the skillet.
Using a sharp knife, thinly slice the zucchini, squash, eggplant, onion, and roasted red pepper into rounds:
Alternating the vegetables, create small stacks:
Lay the stack on top of the marinara sauce and continue the process until the skillet is filled, then sprinkle with oregano, salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil:
Bake for 60 minutes and serve hot over quinoa, brown rice, or even pasta!
Why (the science): Eggplant is a good source of soluble fiber, which is the fiber that helps lower cholesterol. With its plethora of vegetables and a good drizzle of olive oil, Ratatouille for Two is heart-healthy!