Summer ratatouille salad

Serves 4-5

  • 2 romano peppers

  • 1 aubergine, sliced into long strips

  • 400 g baby courgettes with flowers, sliced, flowers left whole

  • Olive oil

  • 90 g tinned tomatoes

  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar

  • 400 g tomatoes, ideally a mixture of cherry and heritage, smaller ones halved, larger ones sliced

  • 2 handfuls of mixed herbs, such as basil, chives or parsley, left whole, plus extra chives snipped into 2cm lengths

  • 1 handful of mizuna leaves

Recipe by Andy Harris



1. Heat a griddle pan until searingly hot. Grill the peppers on both sides until blackened, then transfer to a bowl and cover with clingfilm. On the same pan, grill the aubergine and half the courgettes and their flowers till slightly charred; transfer to a bowl, season, and drizzle with oil.



2. Carefully take the seared peppers from the bowl and peel off the skin. Tear into strips and combine with the aubergines and courgettes. Scrunch the tinned tomatoes in your hands and add to the bowl. Pour in the sherry vinegar and drizzle over a little extra oil if desired. Mix well.



3. In another bowl, combine the remaining uncooked courgettes with the fresh tomatoes, herbs and mizuna. Season and drizzle with olive oil. Serve the two salads together with grilled lamb or goat's cheese.

Nutritional Information

Summer ratatouille salad

The perfect summer salad

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With freshly picked tomatoes, courgette flowers and herbs, this is the perfect summer side – or just add grilled lamb or goat’s cheese to make it the main event
Serves 4-5
35m
Super easy
Method

Recipe by Andy Harris

1. Heat a griddle pan until searingly hot. Grill the peppers on both sides until blackened, then transfer to a bowl and cover with clingfilm. On the same pan, grill the aubergine and half the courgettes and their flowers till slightly charred; transfer to a bowl, season, and drizzle with oil.

2. Carefully take the seared peppers from the bowl and peel off the skin. Tear into strips and combine with the aubergines and courgettes. Scrunch the tinned tomatoes in your hands and add to the bowl. Pour in the sherry vinegar and drizzle over a little extra oil if desired. Mix well.

3. In another bowl, combine the remaining uncooked courgettes with the fresh tomatoes, herbs and mizuna. Season and drizzle with olive oil. Serve the two salads together with grilled lamb or goat's cheese.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 125
    6%
  • Carbs 10.4g
    4%
  • Sugar 9.6g 11%
  • Fat 6.3g 9%
  • Saturates 1.1g 6%
  • Protein 4.1g 9%
Of an adult's reference intake

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When buying either wild or farmed fish, ask whether it is sustainably sourced. If you're unable to obtain this information, don't be afraid to shop elsewhere – only by shopping sustainably can we be sure that the fantastic selection of fish we enjoy today will be around for future generations.

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Marine Stewardship Council
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