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Ratatouille - Healthy & Flavourful

Ratatouille is a traditional French vegetable stew that is featured in my favorite animation of the same name. You can simply cut tomatoes, zucchini, squash or eggplant into cubes and use store bought tomato sauce. I am using homemade roasted pepper sauce instead as I prefer its complexed flavours. Slicing the vegetables and arranging them in a pattern will surely impress your guests.


  • 2 large eggplants

  • 3 medium sized zucchinis

  • 5 Roma tomatoes (all about the same diameter)

  • Fresh herbs (parsley, basil, oregano or any herbs available to you)

Roasted pepper sauce

  • 6 red or yellow peppers

  • 6 cloves of garlic

  • 3 shallots

  • 2 onions

  • 1 to 2 red chilies (if you prefer a spicy sauce)

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of curry powder

  • 1/2 tablespoon of mixed herbs

Tomato sauce

Store bought with herbs, garlic and onions, taste it to find your preferred sweetness.

Ratatouille Method

  1. Preheat oven at 400F/200C

  2. Slice eggplants, zucchini and tomatoes into 3 mm slices. You can you a mandolin for even slices.

  3. Alternate slices at the bottom of a round bake dish.

  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  5. Brush sauce on slices and sprinkle herbs.

  6. Repeat 2 more layers.

  7. Pour some olive oil on the top layer

  8. Bake in the oven for 30 mins

Roasted Pepper Sauce Method