Ratatouille is a traditional French stewed vegetable dish originating from Nice in the south of France. Serve hot or cold as a side dish or a vegetarian main course.


Classic Ratatouille

Absolutely delicious Ratatouille
5 from 6 votes
Pin Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine South African
Servings 6 servings
Calories 141 kcal


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion finely sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 celery sticks roughly chopped
  • 3 baby marrows thickly sliced
  • 2 yellow peppers thickly sliced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cans chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • cup basil torn
  • pinch of salt and pepper


  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the onion until soft.
  • Add the garlic, celery, baby marrows, peppers, and tomato paste.
  • Cook over low heat for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, stock, vinegar, and sugar, and simmer for 25 minutes, or until vegetables have softened and the sauce has thickened.
  • Season and stir through basil before serving.


Calories: 141kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 5gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 273mgPotassium: 893mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 871IUVitamin C: 122mgCalcium: 78mgIron: 3mg
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