Tuscan Vegetable Ragout
Tuscan Vegetable “Ra-goo”…click here to hear the pronunciation. 🙂 I started making this recipe when Bella was a baby and everyone LOVED it. However, it was just on a page I had torn out of Vegetarian Times and I lost it! I was excited today when I figured out the they have all of their recipes online here. It’s a quick recipe and has so many wonderful flavors…without adding any spices! You could also add tofu or tempeh for a heartier dish. I love to top hot dishes with cold avocado sprinkled with lemon juice and a little sea salt. Yum!
This can be served many different ways…the consistency is like a stew and it’s great over penne pasta, brown rice, or just with some yummy crusty garlic bread.
2 tsp. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained (I like the basil/garlic kind)
2 15.5-oz. cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 15-oz. can artichoke hearts, coarsely chopped
2 Tbs. coarsely chopped Kalamata olives (I omitted these)
1 Tbs. capers**, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add garlic and zucchini, cover and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, beans and artichoke hearts, and cook until vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.
- Add olives, capers and half the basil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve sprinkled with remaining basil.
**If you haven’t ever used capers…you can find them in the aisle with olives and other condiments.