Baked Ratatouille


This is a classic French dish of summer vegetables, baked in the oven with olive oil, garlic and herbs. It’s a great way to use up seasonal produce, and can be served as a side dish or main course.

Ingredients

  • 1 aubergine, cut into chunks
  • 1 courgette, cut into chunks
  • 1 red pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 yellow pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

2. In a large roasting dish, mix together all of the ingredients except for the olive oil.

3. Drizzle over the olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.

4. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes, until the vegetables are cooked through.

Potential changes & improvements

You could add other vegetables to this dish, such as diced potatoes or carrots. For a more substantial main course, you could stir in some cooked rice or pasta before baking.

What other food it works well with

This dish goes well with crusty bread, a green salad, and a glass of chilled white wine.

Common Mistakes

Be sure to cut the vegetables into similar-sized pieces, so that they cook evenly.

Nutritional Information

This dish is high in vitamins A and C, and is a good source of fibre.

Allergens

This dish contains garlic.


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