adapted from Passport on a Plate

Serves 4-8

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cost: I don't know; I haven't bought my vegetables. I'm going to guess $2.00

3 Tbsp olive oil

1 medium eggplant, cut into 1-inch chunks

1 medium onion, sliced

1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

1 medium zucchini, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

2 large tomatoes, chopped

1 tsp salt (I scaled this down just a bit)

1 tsp sugar

1 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped

In large skillet, heat olive oil. Add eggplant, onion, pepper, zucchini. Cook 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add garlic and cook a minute or two more. Add tomatoes, salt, and sugar. Cook, covered, until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Add basil. And if you're me, a splash of grated sharp Cheddar (come on, I think the French would approve). 

Also, if you taste it and find it needs a little something something, add some pepper and a pinch of chicken bullion granules.  

I ate this warm with sourdough bread. I imagine it would be a great pizza topping or that you could add a cup of broth and make a soup out of it. Also, it freezes well. 

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