This Mediterranean-style vegetable stew is packed full of tangy flavours. Add a dollop of full fat plain yoghurt, double cream or crème fraîche to fortify.

Preparation time:35 minutes

Serves:2 - 4

Cooking time:30 - 40 minutes

Ratatouille blends well and makes a lovely sauce. If cooked well, it can mash too.

  • Ingredients
    • 1-2 onions, chopped
    • 2 courgettes, sliced
    • 1 pepper, chopped
    • 1 aubergine
    • 1 tbsp oil
    • 400g tin tomatoes
    • Salt and pepper
  • Method
    1. Peel the aubergine and cut into slices. Put salt onto the slices and leave for 30 minutes to draw out any bitterness, then rinse and dry on kitchen paper.
    2. Cut the aubergine into inch size pieces, then heat the oil and fry the aubergine until tender. Remove from pan.
    3. Cook the peppers, courgettes and tinned tomatoes in the pan.
    4. Replace the aubergines and add salt and pepper to the mix.
    5. The dish can be finished in the microwave to heat through, or the oven.
    6. Once cooked, the vegetables can be cut smaller for ease of swallowing or the mix can be blended.