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Monday, 30 July 2018

Rustic Ratatouille ... so tasty and so colourful !


Rustic ratatouille is really simple yet wonderfully colourful. Tuck in quick - before it's all gone!

Ingredients:
Serves Four
225g cherry tomatoes
1 red onion
1 medium aubergine (eggplant)
1 yellow pepper
2 red peppers
2 courgettes
1 fennel bulb, small
90ml olive oil
1 garlic clove, peeled and roughly chopped
10g fresh basil, torn
1 pinch salt

1 pinch black pepper

Method:
1. Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 4, 220°C, fan 200°C.
2. Peel the onions, cut into quarters and then cut each quarter lengthways again. Roughly chop the remaining vegetables to a similar size and place into a large bowl with the onions.
3. Pour over the olive oil, add the garlic and use your hands to mix thoroughly. Spread out the vegetables in a roasting tray and season with salt and pepper.
4. Place the roasting tray in the oven. Once the vegetables have started to colour, around 10-15 minutes, add the tomato and basil.
5. Mix well and return to the oven for a further 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are well coloured but remain reasonably crunchy in texture.

6. Remove from the oven, season to taste and serve.

Nutrition Per Serving:
Carbohydrate 13.6g Protein 4.1g Fat 11g
From an original idea here

Aubergines (eggplants) are an excellent source of dietary fibre. They are also a good source of Vitamins B1 and B6 and potassium. In addition they are also high in the minerals copper, magnesium and manganese. Aubergines have been recommended for those managing type 2 diabetes or managing weight concerns. Initial studies indicate that phenolic-enriched extracts of aubergine/eggplant may help in controlling glucose absorption, beneficial for managing type 2 diabetes and reducing associated high blood pressure (hypertension). Aubergines may also help to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. These positive effects are likely to be down to nasunin and other phytochemicals in aubergines. Read more about aubergines here


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All the best Jan

40 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the look of this one Jan, would be perfect as a substantial side to a protein ✨

Catarina said...

I love this dish. Make it from time to time.

laurie said...

it's very pretty as well!!

Jo said...

It's like a rainbow in a dish. Delicious.

Tom said...

...rustic and yummy!

Jenn Jilks said...

That's so simple! Wow! And I LOVE gouda!

Christine said...

I should try this!

eileeninmd said...

It is colorful. I would love this dish. YUM!

Enjoy your day and new week ahead!

Martha said...

Colourful dishes are really nice!

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

This looks like a wonderful recipe. I've spent a bit of time checking out a few posts in your blog and you have some great ideas - I also agree that fats are not the enemy. -Jenn

Valerie-Jael said...

Who could resist food like this? Hugs, Valerie

Denise inVA said...

Looks delicious Jan, a lovely looking dish.

DUTA said...

Great, tasty dish!
It goes well with couscous.

carol l mckenna said...

Love ratatouille and great recipe you shared!

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Looks yummy! I love eggplant, especially those smaller ones used in some Thai dishes. And roasting vegetables has become one of my favorite way to prepare them these days, so this recipe sounds made to order. Thanks!

wisps of words said...

Quite simple.

Quite beautiful.

Eat your colors! :-)

Missy George said...

Looks pretty..so simple

DMS said...

Sounds so good! I love new recipes for veggie dishes. Thanks! :)
~Jess

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

mmmmmm

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful to eat, the salad is lovely.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is a wonderful way to eat a lot of vegetables at once--nice and healthy and delicious!

bill burke said...

My mouth is watering, that looks fantastic!

Elephant's Child said...

Yum.

Chris Lally said...

How can that not be absolutely delicious?!

Dianna said...

Thank you, Jan, for this wonderful recipe. I just so happen to have everything on hand. :)

Maria Rodrigues said...

Colorful and certainly delicious.
Have a nice week
Hugs
Maria
Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

happyone said...

Yes, looks tasty and colorful. We like eggplant at my house.

Teresa said...

Me encanta. Besitos y buena semana.

William Kendall said...

Very colourful!

The Happy Whisk said...

Oh my yum, Jan. Minus the oil, this is something I would try. It sounds SOOOO GOOOD!

Lady Fi said...

The colours (and taste) are glorious!

NatureFootstep said...

looks great but it is too hot for cooking today. :(

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Tem uma cores muito apelativas e deve ser delicioso.
Um abra├žo e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Ygraine said...

Oh WOW...this looks truly amazing - all those wonderful colours!
I just HAVE to try this!!
Thank you so much.:))

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This sounds like a fabulous and wonderful veggie meal, Jan. SO glad you shared it, because I'm a HUGE fan of eggplant.

Sue said...

Ooh this looks gorgeous, look at all that colour! Food always tastes nicer if it looks this good. Thanks for sharing xx

Mary Kirkland said...

Oh that looks so good.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

That looks very yummy, thank you! I love eggplants, thanks for the information on them too.

Conniecrafter said...

that does sound good and very colorful!

Magic Love Crow said...

Jan, thank you so much! Happy August!