Zucchini Ragout with Bacon and Tomato

Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceAdapted from The Art of Simple Food
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour

Description

This French-style zucchini stew is delicious as a side dish, served on top of couscous, pasta, or grilled or toasted bread rubbed with a garlic clove.

Ingredients

   
salt
2 tablespoons
olive oil
2 slices
bacon
1  
onion
   
black pepper
2 teaspoons
parlsey
4  
zucchini
1 pound
tomato
2 teaspoons
basil, fresh

Instructions

Clean and cut the ends from the zucchini. Cut into ¼-inch slices or cubes and toss with a little salt. Place in a colander to drain.

Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a heavy-bottomed pan. Add bacon and onion. Cook for 10 minutes, until tender, then add tomatoes. Cook for about 7 minutes or until the tomatoes start to soften. Add the zucchini and cook, stirring occasionally, until the zucchini is tender and the sauce is thick.

Season with freshly-ground black pepper, fresh parsley, and basil. Taste for salt, and adjust as needed.