Recipe courtesy of Craig Claiborne

Ratatouille Nicoise

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 5 to 6 servings
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1/3 cup olive oil

2 or more garlic cloves, peeled and chopped

1 large onion, sliced

2 zucchini, well scrubbed

1 small eggplant

3 tablespoons flour

2 green peppers, seeded and cut in strips

5 ripe tomatoes, peeled and sliced

Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

1 tablespoon capers


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet, add the garlic and onion and saute until the onion is transparent. Meanwhile, slice the squash and peel and cube eggplant. Flour the pieces lightly. Add the squash, eggplant and green peppers to the skillet, cover and cook slowly about one hour. Add the tomatoes and simmer, uncovered, until the mixture is thick. Season with salt and pepper. Add the capers during the last fifteen minutes of cooking. Serve hot or cold.;