Layered Ratatouille

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Layered Ratatouille

Layered Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a simple dish of layered vegetables cooked until tender.
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Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 356 kcal


  • 500 g eggplant
  • 500 g zucchini
  • 500 g onions
  • 1 can tomatoes or 750g fresh tomatoes skinned, de-seeded and chopped
  • 3 capsicums (red, yellow, green)
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • bunch of fresh parsley or basil
  • salt and pepper


  • Cooking the vegetables separately at first helps them to retain their own character and the end result is a harmony of flavours.
  • Peel the eggplants and cut into 8mm lengthways slices, then cut the slices into 8mm strips.
  • Leave the zucchini unpeeled but slice them into the same sized strips. Place the aubergines and zucchinis in colanders. Sprinkle with salt. Weight down with a small plate and weights and leave to drain for 30 minutes. Rinse under cold water and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Heat 3 tablespoon of the olive oil in a frying pan and fry the eggplant for about 1 minute on each side. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a large bowl, and repeat with the zucchinis. Add half the remaining oil and cook the onions and peppers slowly for about 10 mins; stir in the garlic and season to taste. Transfer to the bowl. Add the remaining oil to the pan and stir in the tomatoes and parsley or basil.
  • Cook briskly for a few minutes to evaporate some of the moisture. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Place a layer of tomatoes in a heavy flameproof casserole, then add layers of the other vegetables, ending with a layer of tomatoes. Cover and simmer over a low heat for 10 mins. Baste the vegetables with the juices and correct seasoning. Turn up the heat and cook , uncovered for another 20mins. Serve hot or cold as a side dish.


Calories: 356kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 5gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 22mgPotassium: 995mgFiber: 9gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 3073IUVitamin C: 149mgCalcium: 72mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Italian, Ratatouille, vegetable
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