1 medium courgette/zucchini (not peeled, very thinly sliced)
1 medium aubergine/eggplant, not peeled ,cubed)
1 red (bell) pepper (deseeded, chopped)
180g punnet (7 oz) cherry (grape) tomatoes (smaller the better, leave whole)
1 small red onion (chopped)
100g (4 oz) button mushrooms (leave whole, trim stalks)
Small handful of fresh parsley (chopped)
Small handful of fresh basil or oregano (chopped; reserve a little parsley and basil for serving)
½ cup cold-pressed olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 clove garlic (crushed)
1-2 dates (depending on size/sweetness; soaked 1 hr, finely chopped)
1 teaspoon sea salt
1. Blend the marinade ingredients until the dates are well dispersed.
2. Place all other ingredients (reserving a little of the parsley and basil for later) in a large bowl.
3. Stir the marinade through until all ingredients are well-coated, separating the courgette slices as you do so.
4. Leave 24 hours, stirring really well 2-3 times during the period.
5. Just before serving, stir through more chopped parsley, and garnish with basil leaves.
Not adapted or inspired by any other raw recipe – only the cooked version!
Straightforward to make. All you have to do is remember to make it the day before you want to eat it.
So, this was inspired by my old love of cooked ratatouille. Remembering how long slow cooking caramelized the onions, I used a little date, as a sweetener.
Cooked ratatouille can be over-oily, and here the vegetables are marinaded, meaning that only a little oil needs to be used (and some gorgeous juices result!). Instead of (unripe) green pepper I’ve used (ripe) red pepper. And I’ve added mushrooms.
And, if there is anyone who has until now felt that aubergine can’t be eaten raw. Do try this recipe.
I hope you enjoy it.
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