This is sort of a Spanish ratatouille, a vegetable stew that hails from La Mancha. Serve with with a fried egg on top and some crusty bread for a lovely and light meat-free meal!


Recipe Summary

30 mins
40 mins
1 hr 10 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add tomatoes, sugar, and salt and cook for 5 minutes. Blend with an immersion blender until smooth.

  • Meanwhile, heat remaining 1/4 cup olive oil in a skillet over medium-low. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add bell peppers, zucchini, and onion. Increase heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables are soft, about 15 minutes.

  • Pour tomato mixture into the vegetable mixture and stir until well combined. Cook, stirring occasionally, for an additional 15 minutes. Taste and season with salt, if needed.

  • Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Crack eggs into the skillet and cook until outer edges become opaque, about 1 minute. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until whites are completely set, about 4 minutes.

  • Divide vegetable stew amongst 4 plates and top each with a fried egg.

Cook's Note:

Use either green or red peppers in this recipe, or a combination of both!

Nutrition Facts

418 calories; protein 10g; carbohydrates 17.8g; fat 36g; cholesterol 186mg; sodium 92.8mg. Full Nutrition