There are certain Mediterranean dishes that just scream “summer” and ratatouille is one of them, although honestly this dish will work any time of year, even if the staple ingredients—eggplant, zucchini and tomatoes—are not in season. I enjoy making a big batch that I can eat for days, especially when it’s too hot to want to cook every evening.
I love it when I see an intriguing recipe and I have everything for it on hand! When the latest email from Oldways landed in my inbox last week with the subject line “Fruit can be savory, too” I was hooked. I clicked on the link and saw the recipe for the Sorghum & Blues Salad and I said “I must make this.”
I blogged about my recipe for rustic gazpacho when I first adopted it into my repertoire back in 2014. Much like ratatouille (more on this soon), it inexplicably fell out of favor after a few intense years. How fortuitous that I was re-inspired to make this fresh, lovely, easy soup as I was flipping through Nancy Harmon Jenkins “Virgin Territory: Exploring the World of Olive Oil” before giving a talk on the Mediterranean diet.