Cook With Us: Ratatouille & Feta Cheese Couscous Recipe

Cook With Us: Ratatouille & Feta Cheese Couscous Recipe

Hi lovelies and welcome back! Summer is coming to an end, well at least the summer holidays are. It’s all about getting back to uni, college or work and counting the days until Christmas now right? So we have the best comforting & easy to cook recipe for you: a delicious homemade ratatouille, to make those days or dark evenings even better!

Special Ratatouille with Couscous

& Feta Cheese

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If this recipe is one of our favourites it’s because it lasts for ever (literally, still have some in the freezer), so it’s meal-planning friendly, super healthy & really tasty. But it’s also a great recipe because it’s as good on a hot summer day, than on a cold winter evening.

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So you’re probably wondering what makes this recipe extra special, and why we are making such a big deal out of ratatouille… Well pals, it’s because we have added an extra ingredient that makes all the difference. An ingredient that adds sweetness and great flavour to already amazing & tasty vegetables. This ingredient is no other than red wine. Yes you read that right, we put red wine in our ratatouille, and trust us once you’ve tried it there’s no going back.

Ingredients

  • 1 large aubergine
  • 1 large courgette
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 250g onion
  • 70g red pepper
  • 70g green pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 10cl red wine (or more if you wish)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Worcestershire sauce

Serves 8 or 16 depending on your appetite (we shared a serving in the photos)

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Method

  1. Wash and cut your aubergine, courgette and pepper into chunks. Then set aside in a bowl. Be careful not to cut your vegetables in small pieces as they will shrink once cooked (and we all know large chunks are yummier than thin slices).
  2. Roughly chop your onion and finely chop your garlic clove, then set aside in a separate bowl or chopping board.
  3. Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and add the aubergine, courgette and pepper. Fry for approximately 5 mins, until the vegetables have softened but not entirely cooked. Then take them of the fire and place them back in the bowl.
  4. Heat another tablespoon of olive oil in your saucepan and add the onion & garlic. Cook until softened and golden (approximately 10 – 15 min).
  5. While your onions are cooking, roughly chop your tomatoes and set them aside with the other vegetables.
  6. Once your onions are done, add the pre-cooked vegetables and mix everything together over medium heat. Add the fresh tomatoes and canned tomatoes, and stir.
  7. Add a few drops of Worcestershire sauce and the red wine. Stir again.
  8. Cover your saucepan and simmer over low heat for about 30 – 35 mins.

Serve with warm couscous grains and crumbled feta cheese. Enjoy!

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What is one of your favourite dishes to make, or signature dish?

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Corinne & Kirsty

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113 Comments

  1. September 3, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    It looks so delicious and the recipe seems to be quite straight forward! That made me feel really hungry now!

    The Lisa’s World

  2. September 3, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    This isn’t something that I would normally eat but maybe it’s time to try something new! Great post x

  3. September 3, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    I’ve screenshot this recipe as it sounds fantastic! I’ve never had ratatouille before but always been temptes to try it and since yours has wine in and feta cheese it sounds perfect! xx

    • September 5, 2017 / 1:01 pm

      Haha, you’ve found the perfect recipe to start with then :p x

  4. September 3, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    This looks so good and easy too! I’m veggie and always on the hunt for simple recipes and this fits the bill perfectly. 💛
    Mo
    croftsandcocktails.com

  5. September 3, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    This looks so tasty! I love couscous, I can’t wait to try this recipe out and I feel like I would be able to make some sensible dairy free substitutions ❤️

    Ellie
    http://www.headintheclouds.me.uk

    • September 5, 2017 / 1:02 pm

      Indeed, it’s easy to make this recipe dairy-free without changing it that much 🙂 x

  6. September 3, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    This looks delicious!! And the photography in this post is amazing!!

    Love, Melissa x
    lovemelissax.co.uk

  7. September 3, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    This looks so good! I wouldn’t normally be the biggest fan of ratatouille but this looks beautiful, I’m definitely bookmarking this recipe x

    Rachel | kyvbey.blogspot.com

  8. September 3, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    Oooh this definitely sounds like the kind of thing my hubby would appreciate! And handy that it lasts for a while, too. Thank you so much for sharing!

    (On another note – this reminds me of that Ratatouille film and now I want to go to a fancy French restaurant!)

    • September 5, 2017 / 1:04 pm

      You’re welcome 🙂
      This also reminds us of the film lol x

  9. September 3, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    This looks delicious! I love everything that goes into ratatouille so I think I’ll be giving it a go soon!
    Sarah x

  10. Lydia
    September 3, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    I will admit to not being one for trying new foods, but this looks delicious and easy to make!

    • September 5, 2017 / 1:05 pm

      Totally easy 🙂 the perfect recipe for people that aren’t chefs lol x

  11. abbeylouisarose
    September 3, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    Feta cheese truly is a gift from the gods hehe, I absolutely adore it! I bet that the red wine makes for a truly sumptuous ratatouille, can’t believe I’ve never tried it before! Like Lizze above, I totally got reminders of the Disney film Ratatouille when reading this hehe! Did you guys have a little mouse under your chefs hats? 😉

    Abbey 💋 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  12. September 3, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    Looks yummy! Ratatouille always makes me think immediately of the film 😂 I’ll have to give this a try, although I’m a terrible cook…

    • September 5, 2017 / 1:06 pm

      This is so foolproof.. Trust us, if we can male it, anyone can 🙂 x

  13. September 3, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    Food envy! They sound super delicious 😀

  14. September 3, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    Hi, I, m sure that this would make a fab picnic. Sadly, not for me. As I’m not keen on ratatouillie, sorry.

  15. September 3, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    This looks delicious, it doesn’t help that I still haven’t had dinner ahah Great post, I will definitely try this x

    • September 5, 2017 / 1:07 pm

      Haha yeah it’s not great reading food reviews or recipes when hungry lol x

    • September 4, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      It’s definitely very easy to make, which makes it even more delicious :p x

  16. September 3, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    I have NEVER had this before and t looks and sounds delicious! Will deffo be adding it to my list of recipes to do!

  17. September 3, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    This is amazing- I love feta cheese and it adds a great twist to the dish!

    • September 4, 2017 / 7:55 pm

      It really does 🙂 can’t leave it out anymore ^^ x

  18. September 3, 2017 / 11:12 pm

    Thanks for sharing. The recipe looks great.

  19. September 4, 2017 / 11:11 am

    Oh that looks so good! Love feta and ratatouille but never had them together!

  20. September 4, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    That looks absolutely heavenly! I’m a big fan of everything feta-related, and this is a great way to incorporate veggies into a healthy grain dish!

    xx
    Emily
    emilyhallock.blogspot.com

  21. September 4, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    Oh my goodness! That looks and sounds scrumptious! Gonna save this recipe so I can try it myself; I’ve never made ratatouille myself lol

    • September 4, 2017 / 7:18 pm

      Tell us how it went when you do 😀 we’re sure it will be perfect, it’s a foolproof recipe :p x

  22. September 4, 2017 / 4:57 pm

    This looks delicious! Your photography is stunning – the colours are so vibrant… You have made me so hungry now haha x

    Claire | clairesyear.com

    • September 4, 2017 / 7:09 pm

      Ooops sorry ^^ and thanks for the kind words lovely x

  23. September 5, 2017 / 12:48 am

    OH MY GOD THAT LOOKS AMAZING! Might have to test this out!

  24. September 5, 2017 / 7:48 am

    WHY HAS IT TAKEN ME UP UNTIL THIS POST TO REALISE I COULD PUT RED WINE IN MY RATATOUILLE?! omg you girls are AMAZING. rat is such a staple in my household, we always seem to have one in the fridge/freezer but i’ve never ever ever thought of adding red wine to it.

    i could literally kiss y’all right now!

    katie. xx lacoconoire.com

    • September 5, 2017 / 1:08 pm

      Took us long enough too.. Why isn’t it a common thing when it’s the most delicious thing?! x

  25. September 6, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    I have only ever had ratatouille once and loved it then, same with feta cheese but in a salad and it was awesome but never together.

    • September 10, 2017 / 2:44 pm

      Oh you should try it then! You would love it 🙂 x

  26. Jay Colby
    September 6, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    This sounds like a great recipe! I’m going to have to try it out!

  27. Jen Walker
    September 6, 2017 / 2:59 pm

    I bet the addition of red wine makes this extra delicious! I actually made something not too different for dinner last night and loved it- vegetarian stuffed peppers filled with couscous, zucchini, onions, garbanzo beans and feta.

    • September 10, 2017 / 2:45 pm

      Ooooh that sounds delicious! Anywhere we could find a recipe for that? x

  28. September 6, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    I swear it has been probably 5 years since I made ratatouille! I forgot how much I like it. I have to give your recipe a try.

    • September 10, 2017 / 2:45 pm

      It’s so simple yet so tasty! Keep us posted if you do 🙂 x

  29. September 6, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    Mmm, looks fabulous. I don’t think I’ve ever tried ratatouille before! I need to.

  30. September 6, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    OMG – This sounds delicious and I happen to love all the ingredients on its own so I bet together they would taste even amazing.

    ❥ tanvii.com

    • September 10, 2017 / 2:46 pm

      You probably would 😀 now you have a excuse to try this recipe :p x

  31. September 6, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    This looks so simple to make, and I love that it stores well for meal prepping! I also love feta cheese, but would never have thought to eat it with couscous

    • September 10, 2017 / 2:47 pm

      Thanks 😀 hope you like it if you try it sometime 🙂 x

  32. September 6, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    Mmm…your Ratatouille recipe looks so delicious! I have a Costco-sized container of feta cheese in my refrigerator right now. I’d need to stop by the store for a few other ingredients, but I’d love to make your recipe this weekend.

  33. September 6, 2017 / 11:14 pm

    It looks amazing. I don’t know if my family is ready but I love all of the ingredients so I think I’ll try it. I would have never thought to mix in feta cheese. Thank you.

    • September 10, 2017 / 2:48 pm

      Once you try couscous with feta there is no going back lol hope you and your family like this recipe 🙂 x

  34. Alaina Monster
    September 6, 2017 / 11:57 pm

    Looks amazing and easy to put together! My kid of recipe. Bookmarked it so I can look like a pro cook at my next dinner party. Hahaha!

  35. September 7, 2017 / 12:33 am

    I do have couscous on hand but not the feta cheese. I wish I had a signature dish but I use everyone else recipes.

    • September 10, 2017 / 2:49 pm

      That’s fine too, just need to ad a little something to a recipe and make it yours 🙂 x

  36. Hannah Marie
    September 7, 2017 / 2:11 am

    Looks so healthy and yummy! I need to make one soon, I bet my family would love it!

    • September 10, 2017 / 2:49 pm

      Definitely yummy & healthy! The perfect family meal 🙂 x

  37. September 7, 2017 / 4:22 am

    Ratatouille happens to be one of my favourite dishes. I have it nearly every wee. It’s more of a comfort food for me. I’m so happy to stumble upon this recipe. Cheers!! <3

  38. Ankana SIlva
    September 7, 2017 / 4:54 am

    Lovely pictures and makes for a healthy meal. I have personally never tried these and would surely make this during the week for me and my fiance to have !!! THanks for the recipe !!!!

  39. September 7, 2017 / 5:19 am

    I just love ratatouille and your recipes are very simple to follow – Couscous with feta must be very nice together. I’ll keep this in mind!

  40. Terri
    September 7, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    You always share such amazing recipes! X

  41. September 7, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    Ohhh this sounds lovely! I’ll have to give it a go and just leave the cheese off to make it dairy free! I love that you can freeze it too, that’s so handy!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • September 10, 2017 / 2:51 pm

      Thanks 🙂 it’s as good without the feta to be honest :p x

  42. September 7, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    Wow this looks so yummy and the recipe seems not too difficult! Might try it out soon. Lovely post. xo Larice

  43. September 7, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    Defo gonna make this! I love ratatouille but always get stuck for ways to make it more interesting, so this is perfect! Thanks 🙂

  44. September 7, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    Omg this looks sooooooo delicious! I absolutely LOVE feta cheese so I’m going to have to give this recipe a try asap!

    whatevawears.co.uk

  45. September 7, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    This looks like a great lunch! I love the freshness of the ingredients. It leaves your belly feeling nice.

  46. September 8, 2017 / 12:54 am

    I’ve never tried this before but it looks good. My hubby like ratatouille dish so I might try this recipe.

  47. September 8, 2017 / 1:04 am

    Yummy what a delicious meal!! I’m a huge fan of all of these ingredients, so I’ll definitely have to give it a try!

  48. aareeba
    September 8, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    That looks delicious , am definitely gonna try this someday. Your pictures look gorgeous too .

  49. September 9, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    This looks good. My hubby will like this. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will try making some.

  50. September 9, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    I just bookmarked this post because I want to try this recipe! I love anything with cheese and couscous.

    • September 10, 2017 / 2:55 pm

      Thanks 😀 hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do ^^ x

  51. September 18, 2017 / 10:00 am

    I love all of these photos and this looks so so tasty! I don’t know if I have a signature dish but my favourite dish is probably bolognese 🙂

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  52. September 19, 2017 / 3:58 am

    This is a perfect lunch… or maybe even dinner. You did so great with this!

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