my adaptation of this youtube video
- thinly sliced eggplant (I used 1 medium to small)
- thinly sliced cucumbers (I used 4 pickling cucumbers)
- thinly sliced zuccini (I didn't use this)
- thinly sliced carrots (I used 4-6 short stubby ones.. I recommend using the carrot *bums* where the slices make the largest circles if possible and they're usually too fat around to want to eat without cutting anyway)
- 2 large tomatoes sliced
- 1 large onion chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic minced
- 1 1/2 to 2 cups chopped mushrooms
- 2 cans tomato sauce
- 2 tsp basil (we used fresh basil so the measurement was different)
- 2 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp thyme
- salt & pepper to taste
- 5 Tbsp olive oil
Changes I made to the video's recipe:
*added carrots... you could probably also add potatoes but having tasted it I think it matches better without.
*cut in thin slices instead of chopped veggies... the texture is more pleasing but chopping might be faster. I recommend a mandolin or food slicer if you slice.
*added 2 small cans of tomato sauce and cooked spices in the sauce instead of adding to veggies directly.
*substituted cucumber slices for zuccini... zuccini would be closer to the eggplant texture so if would be fine,.. i think the cucumber added a nice different texture and freshness that wouldn't otherwise be there so I'm keeping them in the recipe.
** We did not eat this as presented in this photo. We just spooned it into a bowl and poured the sauce over it to serve.
** The changes I made were to match closer to the presentation made in Disney's Pixar's Ratatouille so I cannot take credit for the ideas I tried my best to imitate.