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Chickpea Ratatouille

Recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 medium eggplant, sliced into 1″ rounds
  • olive oil spray
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced into 1″ pieces
  • 3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 796mL can no salt added diced tomatoes
  • 1 540mL can Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped

Preparation

Put the eggplant on a baking sheet and spray with oil. Broil under high heat until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Turn the eggplant and spray the other side. Broil under high heat until golden brown, 3-5 minutes. Remove to a cutting board to cool. Put the peppers on the baking sheet and spray with the oil. Broil under high heat until begin to brown, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the 3 tbs. of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Saute the garlic for 1 minute, then stir in the tomatoes. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add the chickpeas and broiled yellow bell peppers, stir and season with up to 1/4 tsp of salt and pepper to taste. Cut the eggplant into bite-sized pieces. Gently stir in the egg plant and basil.