Roasted Chickpea Ratatouille

Roasted Chickpea Ratatouille on a baking sheet

Everyone loves a one-pot meal. Personally, I’m a huge fan of the one-pan meal. Arrange everything onto a baking sheet, have a glass of wine, and let the oven do the work.

Roasted Chickpea Ratatouille / @loveandlemons

Start with a good assortment of late summer veggies. (p.s. how cute are those little round squashes?). Chop your eggplant, squash and tomatoes so they’re roughly the same size (about 1-inch pieces).

Pile everything onto a baking sheet – this time, it’s ok if things are little crowded. Normally, you’d want more space between your vegetables but you want your ratatouille to be a little juicy, so this works.

Roasted Chickpea Ratatouille / @loveandlemons

Add a dash of oregano or herbs de provence. Roast until golden, then add a splash of white or red wine vinegar (this gives a nice zing)… toss, and roast just a little longer.

Serve with crusty bread, (or in this case I heated up some leftover millet).

Roasted Chickpea Ratatouille on plates with millet

roasted chickpea ratatouille

 
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Serves: serves 2 as a meal (3-ish as a side)
Ingredients
  • 1 small eggplant (about 1.5 cups, cut into 1-inch cubes)
  • 2 roma tomatoes, cut into 1 inch wedges
  • 2 cups chopped zucchini/yellow squash
  • ½ medium yellow onion, sliced into strips
  • ½ cup canned chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon white or red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • a few pinches of red pepper flakes
  • a few leaves of basil, sliced
  • (optional): cooked millet or crusty bread on the side
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Arrange the eggplant, tomatoes, squash, onions and chickpeas on a baking sheet (it’s ok if it’s a little crowded). Drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper and oregano. Toss to coat, then bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  3. Remove from oven. (Still on the baking sheet), drizzle the vinegar over the veggies and toss them with the minced garlic and a few pinches of red pepper flakes. Bake 5-10 minutes longer (or broil 1-2 minutes)… until the veggies are golden brown on the edges but still have somewhat of a bite (you don’t want them completely mushy).
  4. Remove from the oven and toss with sliced basil. Taste and adjust seasonings. Drizzle with a little bit more olive oil, if you like. Serve with a grain (or protein) of your choice (millet is pictured).

Inspired by the Chickpea Ratatouille Recipe from Mark Bittman’s VB6.

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  1. Vanessa from thewh0lestory.com
    09.22.2014

    Ratatouille is something I always think about but never actually make…or even order at restaurants. It’s such a beautiful dish! I think I need to try this soon.

  2. I so agree, wine, let the oven do the work and dinner is done! I’m still holding on to the last of zucchini, so this would be perfect.

  3. Sara from knotmydayjob.blogspot.com
    09.22.2014

    Thanks for this- it’s in my oven now. One thing though- you say to “arrange everything on the baking sheet” which left me having to pick out bits of garlic when I read on to step two.

    • jeanine
      09.22.2014

      fixed – thanks for pointing that out!

      • sara from knotmydayjob.blogspot.com
        09.22.2014

        It came out fantastic anyway- this will be my new lazy go-to vege dinner!

      • sara from knotmydayjob.blogspot.com
        09.22.2014

        It came out fantastic anyway- this will be my new lazy go-to vege dinner!

  4. One pan meals are brilliant! Love this for a busy weeknight! (those little squash are too cute!)

  5. Jeanne from thelovinforkful.com
    09.22.2014

    This looks delicious. Do you mix some of the olive oil with the vegetables before roasting?

    • jeanine
      09.22.2014

      yep, I just fixed a couple of mistakes in the recipe (oops!)

  6. This was my favorite recipe my grandmother made when I was a kid. Nostalgia! Placing it over cooked millet is a game changer! Love.

  7. Nadja from thekitchenkaos.blogspot.com
    09.22.2014

    Since I watched the movie of Ratatouille I’ve wanted to taste it! This one sounds really yum, so maybe I should give it a try. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  8. I just love anything barely related to ratatouille or oven-cooked vegetables! I’ve never tried this with squash, but will definitely do so. I always use cherry tomatoes instead of the larger ones– I’am lazy and you don’t have to cut them (also most of the juice stays in). Then I cook couscous together with yellow curry powder and mix the veggies right in when done. Makes a great lunch for workdays 😉

  9. Bri
    09.22.2014

    Oh my gosh, I literally just did this trying to make the best of summer veggies at the farmer’s market. I had all the same veggies plus chickpeas, but added fresh rosemary and basil, drizzled with white wine and a tad bit of liquid smoke and cooked it covered.

  10. Sis Adger from lemonsandlavender.blogspot.com
    09.22.2014

    Wow! I made this tonight with the chickpeas, some of the lingering, small, end-of-season tomatoes from my garden cut in half, zucchini, cabbage, and fennel chunks. Used balsamic vinegar instead of the white or red wine, and since my son had already asked for some, we had it with whole wheat fettuccine alfredo. It was delicious! Thank you for a wonderful recipe.

  11. Isabelle from headredandblondi.blogspot.com
    09.22.2014

    Sounds easy and delicious! And it looks beautiful.

    Isabelle @ Head Red & Blondi

  12. This looks wonderful. I make a similar recipe but never thought to add chickpeas. Love how you make this into a full meal!

  13. I love these late summer veggies! I’m still not done ready to be done with summer. This ratatouille seems like the perfect simple end of summer recipe.

  14. In summer time we eat a lot of ckicpea salads in Greece 🙂

  15. Carola
    09.23.2014

    Thank you! I was just sitting here wondering what to make for our Ukulele Club potluck this Saturday. (:

  16. I love the ease of one pot meals too and this looks super colorful and delicious!!

  17. Irene from howtowincookingcontests.com
    09.24.2014

    I just went in search of some eggplant recipes, having been “gifted” some from my Mom lol! This looks like a great choice for tonight, and I love the addition of the chickpeas in there, one of my favorites. Admittedly, I am not super-confident cooking eggplant since it often seems to turn out too chewy on the outside and a bit too mushy on the inside. I think I’ll try the broiling version first, see how that goes.

  18. WOW !!!
    It was a HUGE hit for dinner last night. . .
    Thank You ; )

  19. PhillyLass
    09.29.2014

    This looks fantastic! And I’m thinking the leftovers will freeze well for work lunches the following week!

  20. Ellen
    09.30.2014

    Made this tonight, amazing! Tweaked it a little since I couldn’t find eggplant suitable for this. I also didn’t use any vinegar since I just wanted the veggie and spice taste.

    • jeanine
      10.04.2014

      so glad you liked it!

  21. Chelsea from eatwithchelsea.com
    10.02.2014

    yum! i love that you roasted the chick peas right alongside the other veggies. tried this the other night for a vegan taco filling and it was sublime! thanks for the awesome inspiration xox

    • jeanine
      10.04.2014

      so glad you liked it!

  22. Catherine
    10.05.2014

    So I don’t ever comment on things… actually never have on anything. But I tried this dish last night and was blown away. I didn’t expect the recipe to have so much flavor– but it did! The chickpea and red wine vinegar mixture blended so nicely with the rest of this veggie concoction. I thoroughly enjoyed it and advise everyone to try.

    • jeanine
      10.06.2014

      Hi Catherine – thanks for commenting :). I’m so glad you liked it!

  23. I love this! I tried this because I wanted to do something with chickpeas and ever since I have eaten it VERY often! Almost every week!

    I like to add pine nuts.

    It is very freezer friendly!

  24. Holly
    08.13.2017

    This is soooo delicious, easy, and satisfying! I paired the ratatouille with quinoa it was perfect. Also, added mushrooms to the roasted veggies about 15 mins through… very good also. My new fave!

  25. Cristine
    07.13.2018

    This may be my favorite Love and Lemons recipe. After a hiatus at the end of last year’s growing season, I pulled it out for the first eggplant out of my garden. It is even better than I remembered!

    I modified by adding some green peppers. I lived in France for several years and have a Ratatouille recipe for my Le Creuset Casserole with an eggplant, zucchini and pepper base (and tomato, onion and garlic, of course) that inspired the addition. The roasting and the chickpeas are yummy and give it some extra fullness. My French friends taught me to be liberal with the olive oil — so I may have used more oil than Jeanine’s recipe, but oo la la, it was so good.

    Welcome back summer veggies!!!!!!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      07.13.2018

      yay!! Makes my day to hear this! Ha ha, I love your friends – and olive oil 🙂

  26. Erica from extraordinaryerica.com
    09.19.2018

    Hi Jeanine! This ratatouille looks delicious! I’m am deathly allergic to basil, alas. Do you think this dish will taste as delicious without the basil?

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      09.24.2018

      Hi Erica, you can skip the basil, it’ll be delicious without it 🙂

  27. Erica from extraordinaryerica.com
    11.25.2018

    As a follow up to my last comment: this ratatouille is delicious, even without the basil! My dad (a die-hard lover omnivore) loved it. Thank you!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      11.25.2018

      Hi Erica, I’m so happy to hear that you all loved it! Thanks for coming back to let me know!

  28. Diane
    02.16.2019

    I will be making this recipe. I was wondering did you peel the eggplant or did you dice it with the skin on? Usually when I prepare eggplant I usually peel it. I was looking at the pictures it looks like the skin is on.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      02.19.2019

      Hi Diane, I don’t peel the eggplant, the skin becomes tender enough to eat.

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