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 8 ratings

Prep Time:15 mins

Cooking Time:20 mins

Serves:4 Adults



Enjoy this healthy classic French dish, originating in Nice. It can be served by itself as a vegetarian main course or it's great with steamed fish!


  • 2 large aubergines
  • 2 medium courgettes
  • 2 red peppers
  • 4 large, ripe tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 x 25g / 4½oz. pack of fresh basil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar


  1. Cut the aubergines, peppers and courgettes into chunks
  2. Skin and deseed the tomatoes and cut into large chunks
  3. Brown the aubergines in a pan for 5 minutes with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, then brown the courgettes in the same pan using 1 tablespoon of the olive oil for 5 minutes
  4. With the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil repeat with peppers ensuring none of the vegetables are over cooked. With the oil that’s left in the pan, cook the onion for about 5 minutes, add the garlic and cook for another minute - make sure not to burn the garlic
  5. Stir in the vinegar and sugar and put in the tomatoes and half of the basil
  6. Put all the vegetables back in the pan and cook for 5 more minutes
  7. Serve with the remaining torn basil

What you will need

  • Chopping board
  • Chopping knife
  • Saucepan
  • Wooden spoon

Serving suggestions

Add some chili to spice it up or serve with some crusty wholegrain bread

"Great accompaniment to meat or fish"

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