This Low FODMAP Ratatouille recipe is a fabulous dish that not only tastes good, but is also great for you!
Loading your low FODMAP plate with lots of vegetables is a great way to add vital nutrients to your diet. This Low FODMAP Ratatouille recipe contains bell peppers (full of antioxidants to help you fight everything from the common cold to cancer!), eggplant (containing incredible nutrients like nasunin and chlorogenic acid to promote brain health and fight cancer), zucchini (which has lots of phytonutrients to help fight inflammation), and tomatoes (containing lycopene which is known to help stall the growth of cancer). Serve this Low FODMAP Ratatouille with a side of these Low FODMAP Lamb Meatballs, or with a side of quinoa and you have a fabulous, filling, cancer-fighting meal!
What You’ll Need:
1 red, orange, or yellow bell pepper
1 cup tomato sauce
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
What You’ll Do:
- Start by warming 1 tablespoon of olive oil over low-medium heat in a cast iron dish
- Chop the red pepper and add it to the dish—be sure to turn with a spoon so it doesn’t stick. Let the pepper cook for about 8 minutes or until tender
- Chop the eggplant into 1 inch cubes and add to the dish—you may need to add a little more oil to the pan since eggplant absorbs moisture
- Cover the dish and let cook for about 8 minutes, the eggplant should melt and get a bit soft
- Chop the zucchini into 1 inch cubes and add to the dish and cover, turning occasionally for about 8 minutes
- Now, chop the tomatoes and add them to dish, as well as the 1 cup of tomato sauce
- Add salt & pepper to taste, along with 1/4-1 teaspoon of paprika and fresh rosemary
- Allow to cook on very low heat for at least 10 minutes
- Serve Ratatouille with a side of Lamb Meatballs or quinoa
Make this fabulous Low FODMAP Ratatouille your own! Here are a few fun suggestions:
- Add some yellow squash for added nutrients and color
- Try adding some fresh basil instead of rosemary
- Swap cayenne pepper for paprika to add a little heat to this dish
- Serve with salmon or chicken instead of lamb
- Serve with rice instead of quinoa
This Low FODMAP Ratatouille tastes even better the next day! So cook up a big batch and enjoy it throughout the week for lunch or dinner (hint: it even tastes good cold!). Think about all the incredible foods you can enjoy, instead of the ones you can’t.
If you need some help getting started on your low FODMAP journey, check out my Low FODMAP Elimination Phase Meal Plan for some great recipes! And, if you’re interested in even more Low FODMAP info, recipes and tips, subscribe to our mailing list so you’ll be the first to know when my new book The Cool Girl’s Guide to the FODMAP Diet: Everything you need to get savvy about (and beat!) digestive issues for life is available for purchase. Change Your Meals, Change Your Life.