- 2-3 Tbsp canola oil 30-45 mL
- 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 small eggplant, cut into 1" pieces
- 1 small zucchini, cut into1" pieces
- 1 red pepper, cut into 1" pieces
- 1 yellow pepper, cut into 1" pieces
- 1 orange pepper, cut into 1" pieces
- 2 medium tomatoes, cut into 1" pieces
- 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar 30 mL
- 3 Tbsp coarsely chopped basil 45 mL
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1. Heat canola oil in saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and saute 1 minute. Add eggplant, zucchini and peppers. Saute 3 to 5 minutes longer, just until vegetables are beginning to soften. Add tomatoes. Continue to saute vegetables 3 minutes longer.
- 2. Stir in red wine vinegar, basil, salt and pepper. Spoon vegetables into serving bowl. Serve immediately.
|Total Fat||8 g|
|Saturated Fat||0.5 g|
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