Classic Ratatouille

Classic Ratatouille

Not many vegetable dishes are as flavorful and simple as the famous ratatouille. What I love about it is that it’s made of a handful of humble ingredients, it is very easy to cook, and the final dish is not only pretty but very delicious as well.

ABOUT THE RECIPE

Yield: 10 servings

Prep time: 20 minutes

Baking time: 50 minutes

INGREDIENTS

For the sauce: 

  • 2 onions 
  • 2 carrots 
  • 300g. white mushrooms 
  • 1 can of tomatoes 
  • 2 red bell peppers  
  • 1 clove of garlic 
  • 1 tsp. dry basil 
  • 1 tsp. red smoked paprika 
  • 1 stock cube 
  • ~2 tbsp. vegetable oil 
  • 1 cup of water

For the topping: 

  • 2 small zucchini 
  • 1 medium eggplant 
  • 3 medium tomatoes 
  • ~ 2 tbsp. vegetable oil 
  • Salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Start by sautéing the onions and the carrots in the vegetable oil. 
  • One by one add the remaining ingredients, stirring and giving a few minutes after each addition to blend the ingredient into the mixture. 
  • Add the water, the tomatoes and the seasoning last and let it simmer on low heat for about 15 minutes. 
  • Once the sauce is cooked, blend it with blender until the sauce reaches the consistency you prefer. 
  • Than transfer the sauce in a baking tin or a casserole dish. 
  • Slice the tomatoes, the zucchinis and the eggplant in about 4mm. slices. 
  • Assembly the slices on top of the sauce alternating between the different vegetables. 
  • Sprinkle vegetable oil, salt, pepper and dry basil on top, cover with aluminium foil and bake in a preheated over on 180 C, for about 45-50 minutes.

For more details on how to make this recipe, check the video recipe below.

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