Ratatouille is a classic recipe from Provence, the southern region of France. It incorporates the sunny area's produce, such as eggplant, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, garlic and herbs. This recipe contains all the classic ingredients, plus pasta and beans to make it a complete meal.
Dried beans, such as the black beans in this recipe, are a rich source of fiber and a very low-fat source of protein.
Crusty French bread is all this pasta meal needs to be complete.
Add any leftovers to a soup you have on hand, or to a simple fresh soup base you have quickly prepared with vegetable broth and tomatoes.