Ratatouille Soup Recipe
6 garlic cloves chopped fine
2 onions diced
3 courgettes/zucchini diced and sliced
1 large aubergine diced
2 red peppers/ capsicum’s diced
10 tomatoes skinned and chopped. I drop them into boiling water and then skin with the aid of a large spoon
1 1/2 pints of stock. I use homemade vegetable or chicken but a stock cube will also work well.
salt and pepper
1 teaspoon of mixed herbs. I have a French mixture I got at a French market but fresh herbs will do as well.
3 tablespoons of tomato puree
olive oil 2 tablespoons
Heat the olive oil in a pan
Add the onions and garlic.
Cook gently for 5 minutes. Do not put on high as the garlic will burn. Just sweat the vegetables
Add the courgettes and stir, cook for 3 minutes
Add the aubergines and cook for 5 minutes
Add the tomatoes and peppers cook for 3 minutes
Add the stock, herbs, salt and pepper and cook with the lid on the pan and on a low heat so the soup simmers. Test the vegetables. It will take about 30 minutes.
Add the tomato puree 5 minutes before the end of cooking to add some thickness and colour.
Taste and season to taste.
The photographs so the stages of making.
Thanks for reading and enjoy
Whilst looking at the French origins of this dish I noticed a new film with this title. It seems a great movie and this would be a good soup for the kids to make to go with the movie.