Ratatouille

imageI don’t usually make ratatouille out of courgette season. In the summer I always have a glut so it regularly appears on my meal plans. However they were very reasonably priced in Aldi and they also had some delicious looking red peppers so we had this for dinner last night served with rice and topped with grated cheddar. Healthy, yummy and still good value. I vary this and never use a recipe; however this is roughly what I included last night.

Serves 6-8

4 medium courgettes, sliced
2 onions, chopped (as I had red and white I used one of each)
3 fat cloves of garlic
2 chopped peppers – I used one green and one red
2 tbsp olive oil
2 400g tins chopped tomatoes
2 tsp dried basil
1 vegetable stock cube

Heat the oil and sweat the onions and garlic for 5 minutes until soft. Add the courgettes and peppers for a further five minutes. Pour in the tomatoes and add the crumbled stock cube. Season well with salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes and serve.

Three of us ate this for dinner yesterday, myself and DD1 had it again for lunch today, and me and Mr S will have it tomorrow with some baked chicken thighs. No complaints from the family either – in the midst of the summer glut they flinch when they see courgettes on their dinner plates in various guises 🙂

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