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Simple Ratatouille

A Mediterranean vegan dish oozing with health and vitality. Enjoy it as a light lunch with crusty bread, a main meal with pasta or as a side dish.
Course Main, Side Dish
Cuisine French
Keyword aubergine, courgette, vegan
Servings 6
Author Camilla Hawkins


  • 45 ml / 3tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Large onion chopped
  • 3 Cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 Red pepper deseeded and diced
  • 1 Green pepper deseeded and diced
  • 1 Orange or yellow pepper deseeded and diced
  • 2 Medium aubergine diced
  • 1 Large courgette
  • 400 g Can chopped tomatoes
  • 30 ml / 2tbsp Tomato puree
  • 1 tsp Mixed herbs
  • 60 ml / 4tbsp Water
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


  • Parmesan cheese or vegan hard cheese optional


  • Heat 2tbsp oil in a large pan and soften the onion and garlic for about 7-10 mins.
  • Add 1tbsp oil, the peppers, aubergine and courgette and fry stirring continuously for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, tomato puree, herbs, seasoning and water.
  • Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese or vegan hard cheese (optional).


Can be served as a side dish or on a bed of spaghetti. This dish improves with age and tastes even better a day or two later.