Ratatouille - An Anti-Inflammatory Powerhouse

Inflammation is the root cause of disease. Eating an anti-inflammatory diet is one of the best ways to counter some of the chronic inflammation that comes from leading a not-so-healthy lifestyle. If you're ready to get back on track and experience the benefit of healthy eating, this recipe is for you! And...it actually tasted amazing! : )

Ratatouille


Serves 6-8 as a side dish

Active time: 1 1/2 hours

Total time: 1 3/4 hours


Ingredients


2 eggplants (1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1/2-inch cubes

4 onions, chopped

1/2 cup olive oil coarse salt to taste

4 yellow squash (1 1/2 pounds) cut into 1/2-inch cubes

2 large red bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

8 plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped

7 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil


Preheat oven to 450°F.


• Stir together eggplants, onions, 1/4 cup oil, and kosher salt in a large roasting pan, then roast mixture in middle of oven, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes.


• Stir in squash, bell peppers, 2 tablespoons oil, and more kosher salt and roast mixture, stirring occasionally, until bell peppers are tender, 25 to 30 minutes.


• While vegetables are roasting, simmer tomatoes, garlic, thyme, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, and kosher salt in a heavy saucepan, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 12 to 15 minutes.


Stir tomatoes into roasted vegetables and season ratatouille.


My fave: Serve this over roasted chicken with mashed sweet potato ;)


Enjoy!


Dr. Lundquist

(Thanks to Melissa Moreno for the Great Recipe)


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