Would you believe that until today I have never had ratatouille? I know, I know but honestly it’s not something that has ever really piqued my interest. However the babies are obsessed with the Disney film Ratatouille so I decided to attempt to recreate the version from the movie. This was surprisingly delicious for something so cheap and easy. Between the four of us we finished off this entire dish! I never quite know what to do with aubergine or courgette so this is the perfect dish to help incorporate them into your diet. The whole dish cost around €4 depending on where you buy your ingredients.
What you will need:
1 large jar of Passata (roughly 600-700g)
1 yellow courgette
1 red pepper
1 large carrot
3 cloves of garlic, peeled and halved
1 large / 2 medium shallots, diced
A few sprigs of thyme
A handful of basil
Preheat oven to 180.C. Start by pouring the passata into the bottom of your ovenproof dish. Add the diced shallots to this, along with the cloves of garlic. Slice your courgettes, aubergine, pepper and carrot and arrange in your dish. I sliced the veggies really, really thin and laid them on top of the passata, in an alternating pattern (this is how they do it in Ratatouille the movie!).
Sprinkle with olive oil, thyme and basil. Cover with tin foil and bake in the oven for 30 mins. Remove tin foil and cook for a further 30 mins or until vegetables are tender. Remove from the oven and serve. I didn’t add salt to the recipe as the babies were eating it too and honestly I didn’t feel it needed it. If you do want to add salt, season the passata before arranging the vegetables on top.
Bye for now!