I didn't want to heat up the kitchen, so reverted to a tried and true easy recipe for some gorgeous eggplant, zucchini, and yellow squash that I was gifted.
World's Easiest Microwave Ratatouille
1 eggplant peeled and cubed (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 small-medium onion sliced (about 1/2 cup)
1-4 cloves garlic minced (I used a large clove of elephant garlic)
3 T olive oil
1 green or red pepper seeded & cubed
2 zucchini and/or yellow squash peeled & sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 16 oz. can stewed tomatoes (I also threw in some fresh tomatoes that needed to be used)
1 tsp salt
generous grinds of pepper
1/2 tsp dried italian seasoning, or oregano & thyme, or substitute/add fresh herbs (I had some fresh oregano, basil and rosemary on hand).
Combine eggplant, onion, garlic, and olive oil in large microwave-safe casserole. Cook covered on high for 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, cover and cook on high for 8-10 minutes until done.
Serve hot, cold, or room temperature.