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Piperade

By Jason Fung, MD

Piperade

About This Recipe Zucchini is not always found in a classic piperade, but this version is inspired by Julia Child, whose Mastering the Art of French Cooking redefined many of the standards. You’ll always find onions, garlic, and bell peppers in this Provencal side dish, though, along with generous amounts of olive oil for both...
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Break-Fast Meal, Light Meal, Side Dishes
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 4 people
Calories 163 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 yellow onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 lb zucchini
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 1 yellow or orange bell pepper
  • 4 sprigs fresh basil
  • 3 tbsp olive oil divided
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Assemble, prepare, and measure ingredients. Slice onions. Mince garlic. Trim stalk ends from zucchini and cut the rest into 1/2-inch/1 cm wide batons. Trim and seed peppers, and cut into 1/2-inch/1 cm slices. Stack basil leaves and slice into thin ribbons (chiffonade).
  • Warm 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Cook onions, stirring occasionally, until translucent and golden brown, 12–15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and garlic. Stir in zucchini and peppers. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for another 12–15 minutes, mostly undisturbed to allow vegetables to brown but not singe. Continue to cook if there is too much liquid; the vegetables should be juicy, not wet.
  • Transfer piperade to a serving platter and scatter basil over top. Drizzle with another spoonful of olive oil, if you like. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Piperade
Amount per Serving
Calories
163
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Sodium
 
15
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
565
mg
16
%
Carbohydrates
 
15
g
5
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
8
g
9
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
2170
IU
43
%
Vitamin C
 
155
mg
188
%
Calcium
 
41
mg
4
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword American, Break-Fast Meal, Light Meal, Mediterranean, Side Dishes
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Jason Fung, MD

By Jason Fung, MD

Jason Fung, M.D., is a Toronto-based nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets.

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