Healthy and Delicious Ratatouille

Last updated: Feb 15, 2012

By Joy Pierce Mathews for Summit Medical Group

Reviewed by Susan Canonico, RD

Enjoy this hearty, low-fat, fiber-filled vegetarian dish!


  • 1 eggplant, diced
  • 2 to 3 peppers (use all colors, and mix hot and sweet), thinly sliced
  • 1 to 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 zucchinis, chopped
  • 1 15-ounce can of stewed tomatoes or 2 large tomatoes cut up
  • 1 tsp of dried basil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic 1/2 tsp of oregano
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
  • 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons of fennel seeds
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil


  1. Heat oil.
  2. Saute onion until it's tender.
  3. Add zucchini, peppers, and eggplant and saute for 2 minutes.
  4. Add herbs and tomatoes.
  5. Simmer for approximately 30 minutes.
  6. For extra protein, you can add a can of drained, rinsed white or red kidney beans.
  7. Ratatouille is delicious served over whole grain rice.
Nutritional information
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
Sodium 440g 19%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Protein 2g
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


Nutrition information per 1-cup serving of whole grain rice (in addition to the ratatouille):

Calories: 218
1.6 grams of fat
2 milligrams of sodium
46 grams of carbohydrate
4.5 grams of protein