With the abundance of summer veggies we have—zucchini, eggplant, squash, tomatoes—I wanted to make ratatouille. I've wanted to make ratatouille ever since we saw the movie actually. We love that movie, I love seeing the animated food!
So I used my creativity in the kitchen and made a ratatouille soup! I was surprised at how good it was, when I didn't use a recipe! I wrote down what I did, so you can make it too!
3 Italian eggplants (also called baby or finger eggplants), thinly sliced; or 1 regular eggplant, diced
1 zucchini, thinly sliced
1 yellow squash, thinly sliced
1 onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 links of sweet Italian sausage (or spicy if you wish), casings removed
2 8oz. can of tomato sauce
2 tomatoes, chopped
5 cups chicken broth
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
1 1/2 tsp basil
1 tsp salt
1/4–1/2 tsp pepper
1 cup couscous
Heat large pot over medium-high heat. Add sausage and crumble with spatula. Cook until browned. Add onions and cook for a minute or two. Add garlic and cook for five minutes. Add eggplants, zucchini and squash and cook until veggies are slightly soft. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth and spices. Heat through. About 5 minutes before serving, add couscous and cook until done. Can top with cheese or croutons! *Can be made meatless.
Enjoy! And go watch Ratatouille! ;)