This summer, up the vitality factor in your everyday diet. Experiment with this selection of simple, healthy and nutritionally charged dishes that put the spring back in your step. Get going today.
Re-invent the pizza by topping it with delicious home-made ratatouille. This makes a satisfying but low-fat light lunch or a simple quick-to-cook supper.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 40-50 minutes
1 tbsp olive oil
1 red onion, peeled and chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 small aubergine, cut into bite-sized pieces
3 courgettes, halved and sliced
1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
1 yellow pepper, deseeded and chopped
1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
4 pizza bases
small handful basil leaves
200g mozzarella, grated
green salad to serve
|1||Preheat the oven to 220°C/Gas 7.|
|2||Heat the olive oil in a large pan and sauté the onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes. Add the aubergine and cook for 5-6 minutes before adding the courgettes and peppers.|
|3||Cook over a low heat for 5-6 minutes, then stir in the chopped tomatoes and 100 ml water, bring to a simmer and cook, covered, for 15-18 minutes, until the vegetables start to soften.|
|4||Using a slotted spoon, divide the mixture between 4 pizza bases. Sprinkle over torn basil leaves and grated mozzarella and bake for 11-13 minutes. Serve with green salad.|
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