Chunky Ratatouille Sauce

  • Yield 6 servings

This low-fat vegetable sauce is delicious served over pasta shells, brown rice or your favorite grain.

Ingredients

1 large eggplant, cut into 1-inch chunks
2 small onions, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup red wine, divided
1/4 to 1/2 cup water, divided
8 ounces cremini mushrooms
1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, or more to taste
1 (15-ounce) can fire-roasted tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Soak eggplant chunks in salted water for 10 minutes. Drain, rinse, and drain again. Braise onion, celery, and garlic in 1/4 cup wine. When vegetables are soft, add eggplant and 1/4 cup water. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until eggplant is soft, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add more water if necessary to keep mixture from drying out. Add mushrooms, Italian seasonings, thyme, black pepper, remaining 1/4 cup wine, and tomatoes. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Recipe by Amy Joy Lanou, Ph.D., courtesy of The Cancer Project

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