Ratatouille recipe

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  • Vegetarian

serves:

8

Skill:

easy

Prep:

10 min

Cooking:

40 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 120 kCal 6%
Fat 6g 9%
  -  Saturates 1g 5%

This classic ratatouille recipe has been triple tested in our kitchens. Warming and comforting, a veggie packed ratatouille is easy to make with any leftover veggies you’ve got in the fridge.

Ratatouille is a traditional French dish that originated in the coastal city of Nice. The recipe will most commonly include plenty of tomato and garlic – as well as lots of veg!

This ratatouille recipe will take around 50 mins to prepare and cook and serves 8 people. A portion of this delicious vegetable mix works out at only 120 calories per serving. So it’s a low calorie meal option which is great if you’re following a diet like the 5:2.

Ratatouille can also make a perfect side dish. Try serving it with meaty meals like chicken fillets or white fish. Or why not toss in some pasta for a bowl of comforting carbs.

This dish is ideal for vegetarians too, as it is filling enough to enjoy as a main meal. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2-3 days, but make sure to reheat thoroughly before serving. This recipe can be stored in the freezer too – use within 1 month and defrost in the fridge overnight before reheating.

Ingredients

  • 4tbsp olive oil
  • 2 red onions, cut into wedges
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely sliced
  • 2 aubergines, roughly chopped
  • 3 mixed peppers, roughly chopped
  • 3 courgettes, roughly chopped (you could use 1 small marrow instead if you like)
  • 2x400g tins chopped tomatoes
  • 3tbsp tomato pur√©e
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 1tsp Italian mixed dried herbs
  • 2tbsp balsamic vinegar

Method

  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the onions, garlic, aubergines and peppers, and fry for 10 mins until soft.

  • Add the courgettes and fry for 5 mins. Add rest of ingredients, season, bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 mins, until tender.

If you want to go really indulgent with the ratatouille recipe, pop it in an oven dish mixed with a good portion of pasta, top with cheese and pop under the grill for a ratatouille pasta bake. Or if you want to go more dinner party with it, serve with a mix potatoes and veg. We love it with these crispy garlic and rosemary potato slices.

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