Ratatouille

ratatouille recipe served in an enameled cast iron dutch oven

If you're looking for a delicious and healthy vegetarian dish to add to your recipe collection, then this Ratatouille recipe is perfect for you. Ratatouille is a classic French dish that is bursting with flavor and packed with nutritious vegetables. In this recipe, we use eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper, and tomatoes, along with a few seasonings and spices, to create a mouthwatering dish that will satisfy your taste buds. This recipe can be served on its own or used as a topping for pizza. Additionally, you can add eggs to make a delicious Shakshuka or top with sautéed halloumi cheese for an extra twist. This recipe is easy to make and can be ready in less than an hour, making it a perfect weeknight dinner option.

4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 red onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 400 grams eggplant, grossly chopped
  • 400 grams of zucchini, grossly chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 dl white wine
  • 400-500 grams (1 can) of peeled tomatoes or crushed tomatoes
  • salt

Alternative seasonings:

  • 2 tsp rosemary, dried
  • 1 tsp thyme, dried

or

  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika powder

When seasoning with cumin and paprika, you can also use it as a base to make Shakshuka. In a skillet, make 4 holes in the Ratatouille and crack an egg in each whole. Then add a lid and let it simmer for about 10 minutes, or bake in the oven at 175°C/350°F for 7 - 10 minutes.

Both versions can be used as topping for pizza.


Instructions

  1. In a Dutch oven or skillet over medium heat, fry the onion for a few minutes until softened.
  2. Add the garlic, eggplant, and zucchini. Season with salt. Fry for about 10 minutes, and stir regularly.
  3. Add the bell pepper, tomato paste, wine, and tomatoes. Choose which seasoning you like and let it simmer for about 30 minutes with a lid.
  4. Serve with bread, roasted potato wedges, and/or top with sauteed halloumi cheese (only use halloumi for the rosemary and thyme alternative in my opinion).

ingredients for ratatouille

 red onion in an enameled cast iron dutch oven

peparing ratatouille

ratatouille in a cast iron dutch oven

ratatouille served with halloumi

ratatouille served in a cast iron serving pan


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