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Monday 30 January 2023

Baked Ratatouille with Butter Bean Mash : Makes a Colourful Dish

I know many readers are vegetarian, while others choose to eat meatless once or twice a week. Menu plans are always a personal choice. Today's recipe suggestion is for 'baked ratatouille with butter bean mash', a vegetarian dish full of flavour and goodness, which can be easily adapted for meat (or fish) lovers. Just add chicken/sausages/fish etc. of your choice!

It's a spin on the classic French stew, this healthy traybake is the perfect choice for getting more veggies into your diet. Roasting the veg allows them to develop rich flavours that go perfectly with the creamy butter bean mash. It is nice served with fresh basil leaves.

Serves Four
2 courgettes (zucchini), sliced into 1cm rounds
3 peppers, de-seeded and cut into bite-sized chunks
3 red onions, thickly sliced
250g salad/vine tomatoes, roughly chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp herbes de Provence
3 garlic cloves, unpeeled
400g tin chopped tomatoes
2 x 400g tins butter beans, drained and rinsed
10g fresh basil

1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Toss the courgettes (zucchini), peppers, onions and salad/vine tomatoes with 1 tbsp oil, the herbs and garlic in a large roasting dish; season. Bake for 15 mins, then stir in the tinned tomatoes. Bake for 20-25 mins until the veg is tender.
2. Scoop out the garlic and squeeze into a saucepan, discarding the papery skins. Add 50ml water, 1 tbsp oil and the beans; heat through over a low heat for 5 mins. Mash or blitz in a food processor until thick and creamy, adding a little more water if needed.
3. Divide the mash between 4 plates and spoon over the ratatouille. Tear over the basil leaves to serve.

Nutrition Per Serving
Fat 10g Carbohydrate 33.7g Protein 12.6g Fibre 9.8g Salt 0.4g
From original idea here

This blog brings a variety of articles and recipe ideas, and it is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health, it is always advisable to consult your doctor or health care team.

All the best Jan


Tom said...

...this looks great.

My name is Erika. said...

This looks delicious!

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh your veggies look so fresh and colorful!

Angie's Recipes said...

So colourful, healthy and full of flavours!

peppylady (Dora) said...

it is quite colorful.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Elephant's Child said...

Yum. And it is infinitely variable depending on which veggies you have at hand.

Sue said...

Ooh this looks lovely, so colourful! I'm not a vegetarian, but many days I don't eat meat though I would possibly starve to death without my cheese and salads. Take care and have a very happy week, Sue xx

Jo said...

Such a colourful plate of food, it looks very appetising.

eileeninmd said...

Looks delicious, I will save this recipe.
Thanks for sharing.
Take care, have a wonderful week!

Donna said...

I love dishes like this one!
Have a sweet week Jan!

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Wonderful recipe, thank you
Ratatouille is a favorite.

It's me said...

Yammie yammie yammie….🍀🍀🍀

Christine said...

So delicious!

happyone said...

That looks good and is so colorful!!

R's Rue said...

Looks so good.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful food! Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

As I was reading, I wondered why the garlic cloves were left whole in their papers. But then I found out and I think I want to make this dish soon. Thanks for the recipe, Jan.

roentare said...

Such a colourful dish here

William Kendall said...

The beans, admittedly, would not suit me.

Snowbird said...

I'm salivating! That's tea sorted tomorrow!xxxx