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This meatless main dish is loaded with hearty vegetables and a lightly spiced flavor, thanks to fresh basil and a bay leaf. Pair this one-dish meal with crusty bread and you have a complete meal ready to eat in about 30 minutes.

Recipe by Real Simple February 2003


Credit: Maura McEvoy

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10 mins
20 mins
30 mins
4 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • Over medium-low heat, add the oil to a large skillet with the onion, garlic, and bay leaf, stirring occasionally, until the onion has softened. Add the eggplant and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes or until the eggplant has softened. Stir in the zucchini, red bell pepper, tomatoes, and salt, and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Stir in the basil and a few grinds of pepper to taste.


Nutrition Facts

calcium 41mg; 151 calories; calories from fat 1%; carbohydrates 14g; fat 11g; fiber 5g; iron 1mg; protein 3mg; saturated fat 1g; sodium 586mg.