Turning classic French ratatouille into a salad

2013-09-11T00:00:00Z 2013-09-11T19:14:30Z Turning classic French ratatouille into a saladThe Associated Press The Associated Press
September 11, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Real ratatouille, the classic Nicoise dish, is neither grilled nor a salad. It is a stewed vegetable dish consisting of eggplant, tomato, pepper, zucchini, onion and herbs.

Thing is, all of those ingredients would make a delicious salad, particularly if they were grilled.

Of course, to accomplish this the dish needed to be deconstructed and reconstructed a bit, but the flavors and ingredients remain the same. In fact, the smokiness and char that the grill adds make for a nice contrast to the sweet vegetables.

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