Drizzle this dish with extra virgin olive oil and garnish with Thai basil sprig.


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling

  • 1 small red onion, 1/4-inch dice

  • 1 Japanese eggplant, 1/2- inch dice, skin on

  • 1 red bell pepper, 1/2-inch dice

  • 1 large heirloom tomato, 1/2-inch dice

  • 2 cups (12 ounces) whole wheat instant couscous

  • 2 tablespoon Wanjashan wheat-free organic tamari

  • 3 cups water, boiling

  • 12-15 Thai basil leaves, ripped

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • 1.

    In a non-stick saute pan over medium-high heat coated lightly with extra virgin olive oil add onion and eggplant and season and cook until soft, about 3 minutes.

  • 2.

    Add bell peppers and saute until slightly softened, then add tomato, stir and season.

  • 3.

    Meanwhile, make couscous: in a large, heat-proof bowl, combine couscous, tamari and 2 tablespoons olive oil and season. Pour boiling water over and stir quickly to blend and immediately cover bowl with plastic wrap, sealing tightly. Allow to steam until couscous is tender, about 5-7 minutes. Fluff couscous with the back of a fork and stir in Thai basil ribbons. Check flavor and season if necessary.

  • 4.

    To serve, using a ring mold or similar, plate couscous in mold on plate and layer ratatouille on top. Unmold and drizzle with more extra virgin olive oil and garnish with Thai basil sprig, if desired.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 446kj
  • Fat Total 7g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Protein 14g
  • Carbohydrate 80g
  • Sugar 8g
  • Sodium 1173mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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