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Garden Ratatouille with Crispy Rosemary Polenta

Garden Ratatouille

The combination of rosemary and oregano offer an antioxidant one-two punch. For variety, serve this quick and nutritious ratatouille with whole wheat pasta instead of the polenta.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Rosemary Leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Oregano Leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Sea Salt Grinder
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Black Pepper, Ground
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 small eggplant, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (4 cups)
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped (2 cups)
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 roll (16 ounces) ready-to-eat polenta, cut into 12 (1/2-inch thick) slices

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Instructions

  1. Mix rosemary, garlic powder, oregano, sea salt and pepper in small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add eggplant; cook and stir for 5 minutes or until softened.
  3. Add zucchini, bell pepper, tomatoes, 2 1/2 teaspoons of the spice mixture and sugar; cook and stir for 8 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  4. Stir in vinegar.
  5. Meanwhile, brush polenta slices with 2 teaspoons of the olive oil. Sprinkle with remaining spice mixture, pressing lightly to adhere to both sides.
  6. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add polenta slices, several at a time; cook for 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.
  7. Serve ratatouille over polenta slices.

Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 15 min | Yield: 6 servings | Serving Size: 2 slices polenta and 2/3 cup ratatouille each

Nutritional information (amount per serving) Calories: 154 Sodium: 473mg Fat: 6g Carbohydrates: 22g Cholesterol: 0mg Protein: 3g Fiber: 4g

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): McCormick