This is a French dish, that can be varied in ingredients and preparation.  From all the recipes I found, the two common ingredients are eggplant and tomatoes, and all other vegetables varied, from mushrooms, to zucchini to all colors of  peppers. The way I interpret this, use what you have or like.  I really don’t like the texture of eggplant, however in this dish, I love it.  The eggplant makes the dish.  Also, there is a bit of prep involved because the vegetables all need to be cut up, so that’s a bit time consuming and that I don’t like…Using da Giulia Tomato Basil, eliminates a bit of preparation because my recipe calls for minced garlic and diced tomatoes, all that comes in the da Giulia jar along with a flavor enhancer- basil(yaa!)  Also, da Giulia is  an extremely low sodium sauce, which makes this dish especially healthy!  To complete this meal, broil piece of fish or chicken.This is my version based on what I had available.


  • 1 medium eggpant diced with skin on
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 orange pepper diced
  • 1  yellow pepper diced
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 yellow zucchini peeled and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups da Giulia Tomato basil


  1. heat olive oil in skillet on medium
  2. add onions saute on slightly translucent about 5-7 minutes
  3. add eggplant, saute another 5 minutes
  4.  add peppers saute another 5 minutes add da Giulia
  5. simmer all together 10 minutes
  6. remove and serve