With thanks to Organix
A versatile recipe that is great for the whole family. For toddlers and the rest of the family serve the ratatouille as a sauce over wholegrain pasta with a sprinkling of grated cheese or serve with grilled chicken and some homemade bread.
Prep time: Under 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10–30 minutes
Servings: Makes 3–4 portions
Stage: 6+ months
Can be frozen
1 tbsp olive oil
1 red onion, diced
1 garlic clove, crushed
½ red (bell) pepper, diced
½ yellow (bell) pepper, diced
½ small courgette (zucchini), diced
½ aubergine (eggplant), diced
sprig of fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
2 large tomatoes, diced
- Heat the olive oil in a pan, add the onion and garlic and cook together over a low heat for about 10 minutes until softened.
- Add the diced peppers, courgette and aubergine with the thyme and bay leaf and leave to cook until the vegetables begin to soften
- Add the tomatoes and continue to cook until the vegetables are tender. Add a little water if necessary if the dish starts to dry out
- Remove the thyme and bay leaf before serving. Purée the ratatouille to a suitable consistency for your little one. Once your baby is used to the texture you can mash or chop it rather than puréeing.
This recipe is from The Organix Baby and Toddler Cookbook. For more yummy recipes buy the book here.
Disclaimer: The views and advice given in this article are those of the guest writer and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Weaning Week or any other organisations represented on this platform