Sunday, 9 July 2017


This French vegetable stew is  our favourite way to use up courgettes, we had it last night with some spiral pasta and I put the rest away in the freezer to have a homemade ready meal available when we come back from holiday and don't want to cook ! Traditionally the recipe also has aubergines in but we never bother with those as we would have to buy them and that bumps up the cost of the dish !

3 tbsp oil
300g onions
4 garlic cloves crushed
4 sliced courgettes
4 sliced peppers
6 large tomatoes
3tbsp tomato puree
bundle of assorted herbs
salt and pepper to taste

Heat up the oil in a large pan and fry the onions and garlic until soft. Add all the other ingredients, stir, out the lid on the pan and leave to simmer for 30-45 minutes until all the vegetables are soft . Remove the bundle of herbs and serve.

This tastes even better the following day and can be served cold too !


  1. A very simple and delicious meal.

  2. A must-make when the kitchen is done. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. No problem, hope it won't be too long before the kitchen is ready !