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Classic ratatouille

This is my recipe for today from ASDA Good Living;


  • 1tbsp olive oil, plus extra for greasing and brushing
  • ¼tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1tsp frozen Scratch Cook Chopped Garlic
  • 1tbsp chopped basil, plus whole leaves to garnish
  • 1tsp fresh herbs
  • ¼tsp chilli powder
  • 3 beef tomatoes, sliced 1cm thick
  • 1 red onion, sliced 1cm thick
  • 1 large courgette, sliced 1cm thick
  • 1 large aubergine, sliced 1cm thick


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Lightly grease a small rectangular ovenproof dish and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the olive oil, vinegar and chopped tomatoes. Stir in the garlic, chopped basil, herbs, chilli powder and a grind of black pepper. Pour into the ovenproof dish and smooth into an even layer.
  3. Arrange the vegetable slices in neat rows, with alternating colours – try tomato, onion, courgette, aubergine, then repeat. You may find it easier to build 3-4 evenly sized stacks from all the veg, then place them side by side in the dish. Don’t cram them in too tightly – the slices should spread out slightly and rest against each other at an angle when put in the dish.
  4. Spray or brush the tops of the veg slices with a tiny amount of oil, to encourage them to turn golden in the oven. This is more for appearance, so feel free to skip this step, if you prefer.
  5. Bake for 1 hr, until the sauce is bubbling hot and the veggies are tender.
  6. Serve garnished with extra basil.

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Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
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