A week or so ago, I had a TON of yummy vegetables fresh from the farmer’s market that I wanted to use for dinner. I was playing around in the kitchen and ended up creating a variation of Ratatouille that, ladies, was SO, SO good. Who knew vegetables could taste so delish?!
I needed a name for my new creation so I took it to IG and one of you guys ended up giving me the name Bamatouille (shout out to you, so cute) so, I put together the full Bamatouille recipe for you on the blog today! This meal is easy, healthy, and delicious. Add some grilled chicken or protein of choice on the side to create a more well-rounded meal, or if you’re looking for something lighter or a side dish, serve with no protein! Pro tip: if you can, use vegetables local from the farmer’s market since they tend to be much more flavorful.
I know this is going to be one of our new go-to dinners! Hope you enjoy and make sure to tag me @lifelutzurious if you make it!
(local from farmer’s market if possible)
- 6-8 tomatoes
- 5-6 small onions (or 2-3 large onions)
- 5-6 small red and yellow sweet peppers (or 2-3 large bell peppers)
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 very large garlic or 2 small ones, sliced
- Salt + pepper
- Fresh basil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Toss in sliced garlic and some salt until the garlic begins to sizzle, about 30 seconds. Make sure it doesn’t burn. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Slice tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, and peppers into 1/8-inch-thick slices. Stand them up on their sides (feel free to cut tomatoes in half to help them stand up) and alternate the tomato, onion, cucumber, and pepper slices in a circular pattern around the edge of glass pie pan or enameled cast iron braised. Make a second alternating circle in the center. Pack the vegetables very tightly as they will shrink while baking.
- Drizzle the vegetables with the oil and sprinkle generously with salt. Bake until the vegetables are tender, checking after 20 minutes for possible up to 45 min.
- Garnish with fresh basil