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Quick and Easy Ratatouille

Quick and Easy Ratatouille


This quick and easy Ratatouille is super healthy French cuisine.

People sometimes ask what to eat with ratatouille – we think it can be used as a tasty accompaniment to most kinds of meat, or on its own as a simple vegetarian meal.

It is really delicious and this vegan ratatouille recipe is extremely easy and quick to make.

The dish consists of sautéed vegetables which melt together to create a colourful and yummy side dish. It is of course also a well loved vegetarian dish.

You may recall the film Ratatouille by Pixar which is about a rat that wants to be a chef in Paris. It is a lovely movie which, if you haven’t seen it, you should (also as an adult). It may provide some cooking inspiration.

ratatouille casseroleVegetarian side dish

I made this yesterday as part of a healthy diet we are attempting to follow to shed a few kilos. In our house, we are very much meat-eaters, but it is important to follow a good balanced diet including vegetables, and this dish is one we all like.

If you are interested in more vegetarian and vegan recipes you can check out Wow, It’s Veggie for more delicious ideas!

ratatouille in the pan

Quite often other vegetables are used in this recipe, such as aubergines and carrots, but they increase the cooking time and I was looking to make something quick and easy.

ratatouille sauce
This was ready in about 15 minutes. Of course, you could also add more olive oil or some thyme for taste if you prefer, but I was looking to keep the calories as low as possible.

And, I think the taste of the vegetables was great as it came, with just some basil and seasoning.

Anyhow, I hope you enjoy making this and find your own way of improving it!



vegetarian side dish

Quick and Easy Ratatouille

How to make traditional Ratatouille


quick and easy ratatouille

Quick and Easy Ratatouille

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This easy and quick recipe will give you a delicious vegan dish which can be a meal in itself. We use it as a side dish for meat or fish.


  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed and sliced
  • 1 small courgette (zucchini)
  • 1 yellow pepper (or red if you prefer)
  • 80g button mushrooms, chopped
  • 3 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper


    1. Pre-chop all the ingredients. The courgette should be cut into quarters (lengthways twice) and then diced. The tomatoes should be quartered and the pepper finely chopped.
    2. Heat olive oil in a pan. I use my wok for this.
    3. Cook the onion and garlic together on a medium heat for about 2 minutes on the hob. Then add the courgette and mushrooms and cook for a further 3 minutes.
    4. Then add the yellow pepper for another 2 minutes before adding the chopped tomatoes.
      Add the red wine vinegar and basil and cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring the vegetables now and again.
    5. Finally season to taste with salt and pepper.
    6. These quantities will feed about 3 persons. If you wish to feed more you could add an aubergine, which would make the meal more authentic, but will add to the cooking time.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 117Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 111mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 4g

This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.

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