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Appetizer, Vegetarian |40 calories per serving|55 minute recipe

Roasted Ratatouille Vegetable Dip

This content was last updated on December 19, 2019

Add a confetti of color and flavor pizzazz to your plate with this simple recipe. This dip is packed with vegetables and can be used to intensify the flavor of sandwiches or wraps, and is a great compliment to your fresh vegetable crudité platter. Pair this recipe with whole grain dippers like whole grain flatbread or whole wheat tortilla chips, which can help boost your fiber intake for cancer protective benefits.


  • 1 pound eggplant, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 12 ounces yellow summer squash, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 red bell peppers, stemmed, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 12 ounces cherry tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional, to taste)
Makes 10 servings (1/4 cup). Per serving: 40 calories, 3 g total fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 4 g carbohydrates, 1 g protein, 1 g dietary fiber, 120 mg sodium, 2 g sugar, 0 g added sugar.


  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 450 degrees F. Toss eggplant, squash, bell peppers, tomatoes, onion, garlic, oil, salt and pepper together on heavy rimmed baking sheet and spread into an even layer. Roast until vegetables are slightly softened and roasted, about 30 minutes, stirring halfway through roasting.
  2. Remove baking sheet from oven and let rest until cool enough to handle. Transfer vegetables and pan juices into food processor. Add minced basil, lemon juice and cayenne pepper (if using). Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve with whole-grain tortilla chips, pretzels or as a non-dairy topping for whole-wheat bagels or sandwiches.

This recipe contains cancer fighting foods:

This recipe was specially crafted to support cancer prevention and survival. It adheres to AICR's Cancer Prevention Recommendations. Learn more about our recipe guidelines.

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