The ratatouille is a traditional French vegetable dish, that has its origin in the lovely town of Nice, in the French Riviera. The classic recipe requires cooking summer vegetables like aubergines, courgettes and tomatoes in stages and at different temperatures. Below we will instead propose a quicker way to prepare ratatouille.
We just slice the vegetables and layer them in a casserole with a base of tomato sauce and then bake them in the oven. You can arrange the veggies in a floral composition, as we did, or chop them and toss them in the sauce if time is of the essence.
This ratatouille is a healthy dish that you can serve as a side, or as a main paired with toasted bread. We haven't sizzled any of the ingredients in butter, so this recipe is suitable for both vegetarians, vegans, or people with dairy allergies.