Garden Fresh Ratatouille

It’s that time of year when gardens are exploding with basil, tomatoes, and zucchini (ours included)! If you’re having the annual “what the heck do I do with all this zucchini” dilemma. . . this recipe should help you out. Its loaded with fresh vegetables and real food nutrition. Garden Fresh Ratatouille is gluten free and dairy free (its just veggies and a little oil). Give it a shot. What do you have to lose? A few lbs? A zucchini or two? The long-lost memory of bland and boring veggie dishes (cuz this is not that)? All good things. . .


Garden Fresh Ratatouille Zucchini

Yield: about 6 servings

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: about 30 minutes


1 large onion, dicedFresh Garden Tomatoes

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons olive oil or grapeseed oil

1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes

3 medium summer squash, diced into 1/2 inch cubes

1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes or 3 medium tomatoesSauteing Zucchini

1/4 cup fresh basil, sliced finely

Sea salt, to taste



1. Wash all vegetables, cut them, and set aside.Garden Fresh Ratatouille

2. In a large pan heat oil on medium-low heat, add onions, and sauté for about 5 minutes.

3. When onions are soft, add garlic, and pepper and sauté for 3 more minutes.

4. Stir in squash and sauté for about 3 minutes.

5. Add in tomatoes and cook for about 10 minutes.

6. When vegetables are soft, add basil and salt then stir to combine.

7. Serve hot and enjoy!

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Erin Harner

Erin Harner is an Integrative Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), author, and speaker based in Ithaca, NY. Erin melds functional medicine and culinary nutrition to help her clients uncover their unique diet and confidently cook healthy nourishing meals that meet the needs of their whole family. Learn about Erin's services and connect on Instagram.

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