Lentil Ratatouille

  • Yield: 8 servings


3tablespoons olive oil, divided
2cloves garlic, chopped
1-- onion, chopped
4cups chopped small eggplants
4cups chopped zucchini
4cups chopped carrots
3/4cup dried Puy lentils
1can (28 oz/796 ml) plum (Roma) tomatoes
4-- tomatoes
1/2cup water
1teaspoon dried parsley
1teaspoon dried basil
1/2teaspoon dried oregano
2-- bay leaves
2teaspoons salt



1.      In a pot, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil over medium heat. Sauté garlic and onion for about 5 minutes or until softened. Add remaining oil to pot. Stir in eggplant, zucchini, carrot, lentils, plum tomatoes, tomatoes, water, parsley, basil, oregano, bay leaves and salt and bring to a boil, stirring.

2.      Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often for 10 to 20 minutes, until vegetables are cooked to your taste. You can add a little water if you want a more juicy ratatouille. Discard bay leaves.

Tip: Cut your vegetables in large pieces so that they are pleasing to bite into.

–Excerpted from "The Best 30-Minute Vegetarian Recipes" by Marie-Claude Morin, Robert Rose Inc. 2011.www.robertrose.ca. Reprinted with permission.  All rights reserved.