Summer ratatouille

Day 9 of #65daysofsummer

Here’s the first recipe to make it into the daily summer blog posts! It’s a really nice barbecue accompaniment but can be eaten as the main event or stirred through pasta too.

Our children aren’t that keen on aubergine so I use other vegetables in its place. This one has broccoli but I would also use green beans and baby spinach.


1 onion, chopped

2 peppers of choice (I used 1 red & 1 orange), chopped

2 courgettes, sliced

Half a head of broccoli, florets halved

Generous splash of Worcestershire sauce

1tsp dried basil

1 tsp dried mixed herbs

1/3 tube tomato purée

1 can of chopped tomatoes

1/2 box of passata

200ml water

Oil of choice for frying



Fry the onion in a pan with the oil until soft then add the peppers for a few minutes before adding the courgette and broccoli.

Stir and allow to cook together for a few minutes before stirring in the tomato purée.

Next add the canned tomatoes, passata, Worcestershire sauce, herbs, seasoning and water. Stir and allow to bubble until the vegetables are just tender. 20 minutes should do it but it depends on the pan you are using.