Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille

Loosly adapted from The Foster Market Cookbook
Yield: 2 cups

1 small eggplant, sliced
1 zucchini, sliced
1 red or orange bell pepper, cut in half
1 red onion, sliced
1 large tomato, sliced thick
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
Celtic sea salt
fresh ground pepper
1/2 cup kalamata olives
1 Tbsp. capers
a handful of basil leaves(about 1/4 cup)
juice of 1 lemon


Spray your grill grates with cooking spray. preheat grill.

Toss the eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper, and red onion with a bit of olive oil and red wine vinegar. Sprinkle with celtic sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Place veggies on hot grill. While veggies are cooking, toss tomato in the same olive oil/vinegar mixture. Set aside.

Veggies will cook from 4-8 minutes, depending upon the vegetable. Just keep an eye on them. Remove cooked vegetables from the grill and let them cool slightly.

Place tomatoes on the grill for about 1 minute per side. Not too long as you don’t want them to fall apart, you just want them slightly seared. Remove and place them on the plate with the vegetables.

In the bowl of a Cuisinart, fitted with the metal blade rough chop all the vegetables. You want it somewhat chunky. Add the kalamata olives and the capers. Pulse 4-5 times. Remove mixture and place in a large serving bowl. Add the juice of one lemon and the chopped basil. Stir to combine. Taste for seasonings.

Keep refridgerated. Makes a great spread on sandwiches and we like it on our eggs!


- Recipe courtesy of Susan Salzman