Saturday, April 05, 2014

FOMDAPs friendly ratatoullie

When we were back in Australia my Mum had a weight watchers ratatouille recipe that she adapted to be FODMAPs friendly for me. It was incredibly tasty and it has been something I have made again at home a couple of times. Best bit is that it improves over time and I've used it in different ways. The photo does not do it justice. So tasty!



ratatouille

Ingredients

2 capsicums/peppers, diced
1 medium zucchini, diced
1 eggplant, diced
3 or 4 large tomatoes, chopped or
1 punnet of cherry tomatoes, halved
haloumi*, sliced and pan fried
garlic oil
thyme
basil
oregano
*Haloumi contains lactose, which is a FODMAP. A few slices can be okay for some, less so for others. If you are sensitive you have two options, either omit the haloumi or take some lactase enzyme before having this meal. I risked a few slices and was rewarded with mild bloating but not a huge reaction.


How to do it:


Preheat oven to 180C.

Dice all the vegetables and place them in a baking tray with the garlic oil and herbs.

Cover the tray with foil.

Put the baking tray in the oven and bake for between 1-3 hours, giving the tray a shake every now and again.

Just before you wish to serve, fry the haloumi until golden brown.

To serve, dish up some ratatouille and place haloumi on top.


I have used this ratatouille recipe as a base for vegetarian lasagne. I've added some more tomato to it to make a pasta sauce. It's been a versatile and delicious addition to our repertoire. 






2 comments:

Inge Kearney said...

It is delicious, truly.

Inge Kearney said...

Good idea to use as a base for the lasagne.