Vegetable Ratatouille

Vegetable Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a healthy Italian vegetable dish served with pasta.


Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 1 red onion
  • 1 large egg plant/aubergine
  • 2 medium zucchinis/courgettes
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • ¼ bottle red wine
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Ground Black Pepper to taste



  1. Chop the onions, egg plant (aubergine), zucchinis (courgettes) and peppers into ¾ inch square pieces. Fry the onion for a few minutes in a little olive oil.
  2. Add the rest of the vegetables and the crushed garlic and fry for a few more minutes.
  3. Add the wine, thyme and stir gently whilst on a low heat.
  4. Mix in the tomatoes then add the bay leaves on top. Cover the pan and leave it to simmer on a low heat for 45 minutes stirring occasionally. 10 minutes before serving stir in the balsamic vinegar.
  5. Serve with approximately 60g pasta and topped with low fat parmesan or a similar cheese. I used spaghetti but any will kind of pasta will do.
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