This low carb ratatouille is a delicious blend of vegetables like eggplant, tomato and zucchini.
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Ratatouille is a vegetable stew originating from Provence in France that typically includes tomatoes, onion, zucchini, eggplant, garlic and herbs like marjoram and basil. It’s not too much of a leap to turn this into a low carb recipe, but you’ll want to serve it as a side dish alongside a protein like grilled chicken or pork chops rather than as an entree.
Soften the red onion in some olive oil and add some minced garlic or garlic paste in a large pan. After cooking for five minutes, add chopped zucchini and eggplant. Next add some Italian seasoning (the brand I used contained basil and marjoram so although this is a French dish – my Italian seasoning blend was close enough!), canned tomato sauce (not ketchup!) and water.
Stir well then cover, and cook over a medium heat for 15 minutes. The vegetables should be soft but not mushy. Check for seasoning, adding salt and black pepper if necessary. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with fresh oregano leaves.