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Easy Ratatouille Recipe

by Nina L. Palmer – Updated Sep 3, 2021
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Easy Ratatouille Recipe
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Ratatouille, this typical Mediterranean summer treat is both delicious and healthy… We will cook this ratatouille in two steps: first, we will brown and stew the vegetable on the stove, then we will bake the ratatouille in the oven at low temperature. This makes the ratatouille deliciously crisp and the flavor of pepper brings a bit of sunshine to our plates.

Vegetable Stew Ratatouille imagePhoto credit: © Eatwell101.com

Ingredients list for the ratatouille recipe

  • 2 eggplants
  • 2 zucchini
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 yellow pepper
  • 1/2 orange pepper
  • 6 tomatoes
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 2/5 cup (10cl) of olive oil
  • One pinch of  paprika
  • Fresh thyme and bay leaves
  • Salt + pepper

ratatouille recipe photoPhoto credit: © Eatwell101.com

Directions

1. To make the ratatouille: Pre-heat your oven to 360°f (180°c).

2. Wash and roughly cut your vegetables.

3. In a large wok or chef pan, heat half the olive oil and sauté the garlic and onion. Just make them brown.

4. Put all the vegetables, thyme sprigs and bay leaf in the pan with onion and garlic.

5. Season with salt and pepper to taste and add paprika if you like. Mix well to combine.

6. When the vegetables get a beautiful color, put everything in a baking dish and drizzle the remaining olive oil on top of the ratatouille.

7. Bake for 2 hours, lowering your oven temperature to 320°f (160°c). Serve the ratatouille hot or warm with white meat or fish. Enjoy!

Tips for the ratatouille recipe

  • Choose fresh and quality vegetables, fresh aromatic herbs, and quality olive oil.
  • The classic ratatouille recipe combines many vegetables, but there are also exclusively pepper ratatouille. It is also possible to add more unusual vegetables (celery, for example).

(photos  by Eleonora Grosjean)

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  • Eric

    2012-12-14 18:59:11

    Thanks for the nice comment Robyn, have a good WE!

  • Robyn

    2012-12-14 10:37:21

    First time here and I love your beautiful site. I've included this recipe on my blog today and pointed people in your direction. Thanks for sharing so many wonderful ideas!

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