Raw ratatouille for the holidays
Have you seen the animated movie "Ratatouille"? This was the film that inspired me to come up with a raw ratatouille fit for the festive board.
for the sauce:
4 nice tomatoes
1 bell pepper (or other type of pepperr that's red)
1 spoon of chopped up, sundried tomato (if it's not chopped up than 2-3 slices)
2 spoons of freshly made lemon juice
sweeten with 1 teaspoon of agave, or a few drops of stévia, or with one soaked date
salt to own taste, but the sundried tomatoes are already salty, its liquor can be used as well.
a pinch of chilli powder
For the ratatoulle:
2 small cukkini
1-1 pepper of different type and colour
1-2 purple onion
a couple of drops of oil (eg. olive)
dried oregano, fresh parsley leaves
Blend the ingredients of the sauce until it's smooth. Its taste is very important, as this makes the basis for the ratatoulle. It should be salty enough, sour enough and sweet enough. (and also hot enough!)
If you prepare it all at once, than spread out the sauce evenly in the bottom of a big bowl. Slice up the ingredients for the ratatoulle and layer on top of each other one by one.
If prepared on separate plates (as I did), than put the sauce onto the bottom of the plate and layer the slices round the plate.
Whichever option you choose, sprinkle with the oregano and a few drops of oil at the end, and decorate with parsley leaves.
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