A doctor's favourite dinner: GP shares the 'secretly healthy' recipe she makes for her family - and it's an instant hit
A GP has shared the 'secretly healthy' ratatouille recipe she loves to make for her family, thanks to the inclusion of plenty of hidden vegetables.
Dr Preeya Alexander, from Melbourne, said the dish is easy to put together and lasts well for lunch the next day.
You can also throw all manner of vegetables into it and use up any lost odds and ends in your fridge before they go off.
Typically, the GP includes the likes of zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, garlic, basil, onion, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper in her stewed vegetable dish.
You can then accompany the ratatouille with either bread, cous cous or rice, depending on which carb you fancy. Pasta also works well.
The first step to the recipe involves browning your onion and garlic in extra Virgin olive oil in a pan and chopping up all of your vegetables.
Next, you'll want to add all of the veggies to the pan, and stir for five minutes before adding your basil.
How to make Dr Preeya Alexander's ratatouille
Six large Roma tomatoes
Two medium onions, chopped
One to two cans of diced tomatoes
Large splash of balsamic vinegar
Generous splash of lemon juice
Salt and pepper to season
Bread, cous cous or rice to accompany
1. Chop all of your vegetables and brown your olive oil and garlic in a pan.
2. Add all of your chopped vegetables and stir around for five minutes, before adding your basil.
3. Add the diced tomatoes, vinegar and lemon juice to your pan. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Turn the heat down and let it simmer for 35 minutes. You don't want it bubbling, just simmering.
5. Serve with either bread, cous cous or rice.
Source: The Wholesome Doctor
Following this, stir through your cans of tomatoes, lemon juice and balsamic vinegar.
Season the mixture well with salt and pepper.
Finally, turn down the heat and let the mixture simmer gently for 35 minutes, before you accompany it with bread, cous cous or rice.
Hundreds who saw the GP's recipe were impressed and said they would definitely be making the ratatouille.
'I just made this for dinner and it was delicious,' one commenter posted.
'Goes down well with a cheese toastie round here,' another added.
A third wrote: 'This looks so yummy'.