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Vegetarian mains


Main Serves 4 1h
Ratatouille comes into its own in the summer months when courgettes, tomatoes and peppers are flush in the fields. Oven-baking turns them into a soft, rich mass that has many uses. Make lots and eat warm with bread, stirred through pasta or on top of a pile of sturdy grain.


  • olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 large tomatoes
  • 3 courgettes, cubed
  • 2 aubergines, cubed
  • 2 peppers, cubed
  • handful fresh basil leaves, torn
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 55 min
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 200°C/Gas 6. Pour a little olive oil into a pan over the heat. Add the onions and then the garlic until soft.
  • Step 2

    In a large roasting tin add tomatoes, courgettes, aubergines and peppers to the onions and garlic.
  • Step 3

    Season the vegetables and roast for 45 minutes. Mix the vegetables together with torn basil or parsley and a drizzle of olive oil.

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