An old favourite that tastes of goodness!

This weeks post is an extremely simple and easy old favourite that I am sure most of you know how to cook already.

Each and every time I cook this particular recipe I remember in one mouthful why I love it so much! I honestly think this recipe actually tastes of goodness and I know it sounds insane but to me it is almost like you can actually feel the vitamins and other good stuff travelling down back of your throat (ok perhaps I am slightly weird!!)

Anyway, the recipe I am talking about is Ratatouille which is basically a tomato and aubergine (sorry egg plant for you aussies!) based dish. It is great as both a main meal feature – in addition to sufficient portion of protein of course and also an accompaniment to a main dish.

I tend make more of a feature of it, usually crumbling feta cheese on the top…along with my usual concoction of pumpkin, sunflower and chia seeds. I also like to stir in a can of tuna  for extra protein.

Anyway enough of my garbling… I am sure there are a million recipes out there for Ratatouille but this is mine!

Ratatouille that tastes of goodness:

2 x onions – chopped

3 x sticks of celery – chopped

2 x courgettes/zucchini – chopped

2 x aubergines/egg plants (cut into chunks and blanched in boiling water for a couple of minutes)

1 x large red pepper – chopped

2 x 400g cans of tomatoes

8 x sundried tomatoes

1 x tbsp tomato paste

1 x handful of chopped fresh basil

Some chopped oregano

Pinch of salt and pepper

Feta/Goats/Sheep’s cheese crumbled on the top

Pumpkin, sunflower and chia seeds sprinkled on the top

Method:

Fry the onions in a little olive oil for a couple of minutes, then add the peppers, courgette and celery and sun-dried tomatoes. After about 4-5 mins add the aubergine (that has been blanched in hot water) and after a couple of minutes again the cans of tomatoes, herbs and seasoning. Simmer gently for around 20 -30 mins and serve.

Serves: 

Around 4-6 – My hubby and I got two lunches each and an evening meal accompaniment out of it. We find it’s actually better the next day!

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2 Responses to “An old favourite that tastes of goodness!”

  1. This dish is so good it has become one of those that we cook week in and week out (sometimes throwing a chilly in depending on what we are serving it with). It is a classic hearty light meal or amazing vegetable side dish that will leave you wanting more! Love it!

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