Ratatouille

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Ratatouille is an incredibly versatile dish. You can add together whatever vegetables you have in your fridge and still create a great meal. It’s healthy for you and can help reduce food waste too, by using a mish mash of ingredients that may otherwise have been thrown away. Just add herbs like rosemary, oregano, or sage to bring out the flavour and create a simple but delicious dinner in no time.

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

Servings: 4 persons
  • 1
    bread
  • 1
    onion
  • 1
    zucchini
  • 1
    bell pepper
  • 1
    eggplant
  • 3
    tomato
  • 2 cloves of
    garlic
  • 2 tbsp.
    olive oil
  • fresh basil
  • 1 dash of
    thyme

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. In the meantime, heat up a pan on the stove. Add the olive oil, the cut garlic, and thyme. Sauté this mixture for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, let everything boil for 10 minutes and stir from time to time. Season with salt and pepper, if needed.
  2. Add the tomato mixture to an ovenproof dish. Cut up the other vegetables and place them in the dish on top of the sauce. Go wild and put them in an intriguing spiral shape until the dish is completely covered.
  3. Sprinkle the vegetables with olive oil and a dash of salt, pepper and oregano. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.
  4. Serve with fresh basil and bread.

Notes

Ratatouille is a whole mish-mash of healthy vegetables. Ratatouille is French for ‘mish mash’ and can be a mix of whatever tasty vegetables you wish to cook. The vegetables are steamed, whether eggplant, zucchini, peppers, mushrooms – whatever you find in the market or kitchen cupboard. Enjoy your ratatouille with some freshly baked bread or wholesome rice.

Courses: Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisines: French
Difficulty: Level 2 (average)
Cooking time: 15-30 minutes
Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Number ingredients: 5-10 ingredients
Taste: Savory
Preparation method: Baking, Oven
Type of dish: Casserole, Salad, Vegetable dish

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