Easy Ratatouille with Quinoa



Easy Ratatouille with Quinoa

If you’re craving a wholesome and delicious meal that’s both comforting and nutritious, this Easy Ratatouille with Quinoa is the perfect choice. Bursting with flavors and vibrant colors, it’s a delightful dish that will satisfy your taste buds while providing essential nutrients.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 eggplant, diced
  • 2 zucchinis, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for sautéing
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, rinse the quinoa and combine it with vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until quinoa is cooked and liquid is absorbed. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, and sauté until fragrant.
  3. Add the diced eggplant, zucchinis, red bell pepper, and yellow bell pepper to the skillet. Sauté until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, dried thyme, dried rosemary, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  5. Serve the ratatouille mixture over a bed of cooked quinoa. Garnish with fresh basil leaves.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

This Easy Ratatouille with Quinoa is a harmonious blend of fresh vegetables, aromatic herbs, and protein-rich quinoa. It’s not only a treat for your taste buds but also a nutritious choice for a satisfying meal.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 320
  • Protein: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 58g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Fat: 7g

For a delightful culinary journey, try this Easy Ratatouille with Quinoa recipe. Its combination of textures and flavors will leave you wanting more. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a beginner in the kitchen, this dish is a joy to prepare and savor. Make it for a special dinner or enjoy it as a comforting weeknight meal.

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