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recipe by Octopus Publishing www.octopusbooks.co.uk/

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This vibrant ratatouille is packed full of tender, sweet roasted vegetables. The rich tomato sauce is ready in minutes and would also be delicious with pasta. Serve as a tasty side dish or with couscous as a comforting vegetarian main.

recipe updated 26 Sep 2018


  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    4½ tbsp
  • Aubergine icon
    x 2
  • Courgette icon
    x 2
  • Red bell pepper icon
    Red bell pepper
    x 2
  • Yellow bell pepper icon
    Yellow bell pepper
    x 1
  • Onion icon
    x 2
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    x 3
  • Tomato purée icon
    Tomato purée
  • Tinned plum tomatoes icon
    Tinned plum tomatoes
    x 1
  • Fresh basil icon
    Fresh basil
    ¾ tsp
  • Marjoram icon
    3 tsp
  • Fresh thyme icon
    Fresh thyme
    1 tsp
  • Paprika icon
    1 tbsp
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    1 pinch
  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    3 tbsp


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Large saucepan
  • kCook icon Large roasting dish

Step preview

  1. Prep and set aside aubergine: quartered & cubed - 1 cm
  2. Prep and set aside courgette: cubed - 1 cm
  3. Prep and set aside red bell pepper: cored, deseeded & cubed
  4. Prep and set aside yellow bell pepper: cored, deseeded & cubed
  5. Prep and set aside onion: finely sliced
  6. Prep and set aside garlic clove: crushed
  7. Prep and set aside fresh parsley: chopped
  8. Pre-heat
  9. Get a clean large roasting dish
  10. Add olive oil
  11. Add prepared aubergine
  12. Add prepared courgette
  13. Add prepared red bell pepper
  14. Add prepared yellow bell pepper
  15. Toss
  16. Roast until tender
  17. Get a clean large saucepan
  18. Add olive oil
  19. Add prepared onion
  20. Add prepared garlic clove
  21. Cook for approx 5min on medium heat until softened
  22. Add tomato purée
  23. Add tinned plum tomatoes
  24. Add fresh basil
  25. Add marjoram
  26. Add fresh thyme
  27. Add paprika
  28. Add salt & pepper
  29. Stir gently for approx 15min until combined
  30. Transfer content of large roasting dish to large saucepan bit by bit
  31. Stir until combined
  32. Garnish with prepared fresh parsley
  33. Serve immediately
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