Making French Ratatouille recipe is the perfect side dish to have on repeat while the delicious vegetables are in season. This mix of zucchini, eggplant, tomato, onion, and garlic is so easy to prepare! From garden to table!
This French vegetable stew-like is the perfect side dish to grilled meat or also quite delicious on its own with a cheesy pull-apart bread for example.
Tossing all your vegetables in one pot and letting them cook, does it get much easier? All the flavours blended together, the easy French ratatouille is as delicious warm or cold.
If you are not traveling this summer, this dish will send you straight to the South of France. Picture yourself at the French market buying all these delicious vegetables to make an easy but oh-so-yummy one-pot ratatouille!
What Is Ratatouille?
Ratatouille is a French Provencal vegetable stew made with seasonal vegetables and herbs. Slowly simmered, full of flavour, you can enjoy this dish warm or cold.
It is the perfect summer side dish for grilled meat or fish. You can also serve it with a sunny side egg to make it a vegetarian meal.
On its own, ratatouille is a vegan and gluten-free dish which makes it the perfect dish to gather all different types of diets around the table.
Which Ingredients Do You Need?
Oh the summer vegetables! The vibrant colour and the best ingredients you will need. Zucchinis, red and juicy tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, and some onion.
Of course, adding some herbs just makes the French ratatouille complete!
I would recommend doubling the recipe while you are at it. The French ratatouille recipe is really easy, you will need a little bit of time to do some chopping but then, you throw everything in the pot and let it cook on low for 20-25 minutes.
I use dry Herbes de Provence but I would recommend some fresh rosemary or thyme. Fresh is always the best way to go but we don't always have it on hand.
How Do You Make The Ratatouille Recipe?
This is really a 2-step recipe. Chop chop chop, put in the pot, and let it do its magic.
Therefore, you might need a reminder on how to cut your vegetables: In this post, I show you the 4 main type of vegetable cuts. I also made a tutorial on how to cut an onion if you need to learn or re-learn.
Batch cooking? Prepare it in advance and reheat your dish. The flavours would have deepened. Ratatouille can be stored for a few days in the fridge as it only contains vegetables. It also freezes well. If you are into canning, you can store ratatouille in cans as well.
More summer side dish ideas:
Easy One-Pot French Ratatouille
- 5 cloves of garlic minced
- 1 Onion chopped
- 1 Yellow pepper diced
- 3 Large tomatoes grape diced
- 1 Eggplant diced
- 2 Zucchinis diced
- 1 tablespoon Olive oil
- Salt to taste
- 1 and half teaspoon Herbes de Provences or rosemary, thyme
- In a large pot, low heat, pour the olive oil. Add the garlic and onion. Then, the pepper.
- Add the tomatoes, the eggplant and the zucchinis. Stir gently with a wooden spoon.
- Add salt and the Herbes de Provence.
- Let it simmer at low heat for 20 minutes, half covered with a lid or until the vegetables are cooked but not mushy.
Did you make it? Tag me on Instagram @bonappeteat, I'd love to see it.