Garden Fresh Ratatouille 

If you didn’t know, I have a small vegetable garden. This season, I planted cherry tomatoes. I never DREAMED I would end up harvesting about 100 of these little guys in just one week! Therefore, I shall share one of the recipes I made this week for dinner. Ratatouille is a traditional French vegetable dish that features tomatoes and several other key ingredients like eggplant, zucchini, onions, and garlic and seasoned with various herbs. I used my mini crockpot for this, and it turned out great! I even had some for breakfast this morning. It is a great filling for an omelet!

Ratatouille

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced in half

  • 2 cups eggplant, diced

  • 2 cups zucchini, diced

  • 1/2 cup onion, diced

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 sprig rosemary

  • 1 sprig thyme

  • 1 teaspoon herbs de provence

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Salt and Pepper to taste

  • Parmesan cheese

Place diced eggplant into a strainer. Lightly salt and allow to sit for at least 10 min. Rinse and pat dry. Place all ingredients, except the sprigs of herbs, into a bowl and stir to coat. Pour the vegetables into a crockpot and top with sprigs. Cook on low for about 2-4 hours. Time will vary depending on the cooking temperature of your crockpot and how tender you like your veggies, so it’s best to check after 2 hours and determine if you want them softer or if they are perfect. Serve warm, topped with cheese.

Other Tomato Dishes that we will have had OR will be having very soon:

Tomato and Carrot Balsamic Salad

Green Bean, Tomato and Mozzarella Pesto Salad

Balsamic Chicken, Tomato, and Mozzarella Skewers

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  1. I grow tomatoes every year. Two years ago I had about 5 cherry tomato plants. It was so bad I got tired of picking them. On some Mondays I would bring in 10-15lbs for my co-workers.
    I had visions of making a living growing cherry tomatoes. Last year the garden didn’t do as well.
    They are great for tomato salad and even salsa.

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    • I’m still harvesting! Some bugs have managed to find some of the tomatoes, but I have a whole new bunch of flowers so I’ll be picking for quite some time!

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