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Ratatouille in a large green cast iron shallow pan, bunch of thyme sprigs on the left side and a green napkin on the top right side.

Easy Ratatouille Recipe

Course: Side
Cuisine: French
Keyword: dairy-free, easy, eggplant, french recipe, gluten-free, peppers, summer, tomatoes, vegan, zucchini
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 143kcal
Easy Ratatouille recipe, just like in the movie! This summery French classic vegetable stew is quick, easy and makes the most of seasonal veggies.
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ large red or white onion finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper roughly chopped
  • 1 can organic tinned tomatoes, drained (400 gr)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp freshly teared thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp freshly dried oregano
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 large courgettes finely sliced
  • 3 small long aubergines finely sliced
  • 2 salad tomatoes finely sliced
  • 2 small red onions sliced into rings
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • a pinch of freshy dried oregano
  • a glug of extra-virgin olive oil
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180°C / 375°F.
  • Heat the olive oil in a shallow cast-iron pan over medium-low heat. Add the onion and garlic, then add the tomatoes and bell pepper.
  • Stir-fry all the vegetables for 5 minutes, then add in the sugar, balsamic vinegar, thyme and oregano. Mix all the ingredients together and gently crush the tomatoes with a wooden spoon.
  • Cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Transfer the sauce into a food processor and blend until creamy but still a bit chunky. Add a splash of boiling water if necessary.
  • Spread about 1 cup of the tomato sauce evenly over the bottom of your shallow cast-iron pan.
  • Arrange one slice of each vegetable (courgette, aubergine, tomato, onion) on the pan and continue until the pan is full. To make things easier, stack the veggie slices in your hand then layer them into the pan.
  • Season with a pinch of oregano, sea salt and black pepper on top, and finish off with a swirl of olive oil.
  • Bake for 30 minutes in the oven, checking after 20 minutes if the veggies are tender and the sauce is gently bubbling on the sides.
  • Remove the pan from the oven, allow to cool for 5 minutes, then serve.

Notes

Leftovers storage tips:
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days, or freeze for up to 1 month.

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 826mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 994IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg