Ratatouille Salad Recipe

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Lynn Published: April 5, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Ratatouille Salad

Turn the classic French dish into a no-fuss meal with this ratatouille salad recipe! Enjoy bites of crisp veggies and tender quinoa all in one plate.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • olive oil,for cooking
  • 1large eggplant,or 2 small, cubed
  • salt,to taste
  • pepper,to taste
  • 1red bell pepper,seeded and chopped
  • yellow bell pepper,seeded and chopped
  • 1small white onion,chopped
  • 2garlic cloves,minced
  • 1yellow squash,sliced
  • 1zucchini,sliced
  • 1tbspfresh thyme,chopped
  • 3roma tomatoes,diced
  • ½lemon,juiced
  • 1cupwhite quinoa,uncooked
  • cupswater
  • 1tbspfresh basil,chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat a bit of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the eggplant, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 10 minutes, until golden brown and softened. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels.

  2. Heat more oil in the pan, then add the bell peppers. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes, until softened.

  3. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for about 3 minutes, until the onions are soft and golden. Remove the peppers and onions from the pan.

  4. Add the yellow squash and zucchini, season with salt and pepper, and cook the squash for about 5 minutes until they have cooked down a bit.

  5. Add the thyme and tomatoes, season with more salt, then add the lemon juice. Increase the heat to high and cook until the mixture is sizzling. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 2 minutes, until the tomatoes start to release their juices.

  6. Return the eggplant and pepper mixture to the pan, stir to combine, then remove the pan from the heat.

  7. Add the quinoa and water to a large skillet and stir to combine.

  8. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for about 20 minutes until the liquid is absorbed.

  9. Spoon the vegetables over quinoa and sprinkle the basil on top. Serve warm, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 719.69kcal
  • Fat: 23.84g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.30g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.87g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.21g
  • Carbohydrates: 115.71g
  • Fiber: 25.00g
  • Sugar: 21.39g
  • Protein: 20.91g
  • Sodium: 2942.43mg
  • Calcium: 222.88mg
  • Potassium: 2757.15mg
  • Iron: 8.00mg
  • Vitamin A: 192.85µg
  • Vitamin C: 150.88mg
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