Prepare Ratatouille as BBQ Vegetables Step by Step

Ratatouille Recipe as grilled vegetables

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Today I show you my recipe ratatouille as bbq vegetables.

This is a vegetable in the style of Provence with courgette, aubergines, peppers, tomatoes and thyme.

The step by step photos accompany you cooking in the garden. It’s easy and safe, I promise! 

I hope you enjoy reading it, and I would be very happy to receive your comments… 

1. First Tipps for Ratatouille as BBQ Vegetables

This year we had bought a fire bowl for our garden. Every German household needs such a part, really now! It is called provision for times of need.

The fire bowl has become my favourite grill in recent months. The otherwise functional grill has been standing in the cellar since then, waiting in vain for a new use.

I like the idea of first having a barbecue and then finishing the evening around the campfire. The cold late summer evenings in the north make it a win-win situation.

Fire bowl for grilling
My grill is in the cellar, I prefer to use the fire bowl and then enjoy the evening around the campfire!

But now finally to the vegetables… Barbecuing vegetables on the grill is a nice thing, but it requires a lot of effort. Besides, the vegetables like to fall from the grill into the embers, which annoys the cook. So I took my old roaster out of the drawer for this vegetable dish. That is practical.

Grilled vegetables on the wire rack
With a fireproof roaster you can prepare vegetables directly on the grill. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer
Grill vegetables
Towards the end of the cooking time I add tomatoes, the aroma has become fantastic, the smoke combines with sugar, vegetables and herbs. A wonderful highlight! © Thomas Sixt Foodphotographer

Use roaster on the grill, this saves effort and produces tasty vegetables and vegetable juice!

Tip for preparing vegetables on the garden grill by chef Thomas Sixt

2. Recipe Ratatouille BBQ Vegetables

Today I am somehow running out of time, so I’ll get straight to the point.

All steps are explained with photos below, I wish you good luck!

Ratatouille as BBQ Vegetables

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 4
Calories 178
Total Time 35 Min.
Preparation Time 25 Min.
Cook Time 10 Min.

Simple guide for the preparation of ratatouille as grilled vegetables.

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Ratatouille Recipe as grilled vegetables
Ratatouille as grilled vegetables Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


2 pc zucchinis
3-5 pc paprika mixed red, yellow, green
1 pc aubergine (Optional, I prefer cooking it without!)
2 pc cloves of garlic (I like to use young garlic)
2 tbs Olive oil
2 twigs thyme
1 can cocktail tomatoes
5 pinches Salt
5 pinches pepper black
2 pinches brown sugar


Fire bowl for grilling
My grill is in the cellar, I prefer to use the fire bowl and then enjoy the evening as a campfire!

Heat grill

Heat up the grill or fire bowl.

glowing, white charcoal, the ideal moment for grilling.
Glowing, white coals are ideal for grilling fish!

Clean grill grate

Clean the grill and allow the embers to develop towards glowing.

Vegetables for ratatouille
Zucchini, red peppers, yellow, green, garlic and thyme.

Prepare vegetables

Wash and dry the vegetables.

Peel the garlic and put it aside.

Zucchini slices
Thinly sliced zucchini slices on a kitchen board.

Cut zucchini

Cut the courgettes into thicker slices or quartered lengthwise without seeds into pieces.

Prepare the peppers
Halve and core the peppers.

Cut peppers

Halve the peppers, remove the seeds and cut into bite-sized pieces according to size.

Fresh garlic cut in half
Halved garlic with rosemary is waiting to arrive in the oven.

Prepare garlic

Cut the aubergines into halves.

Prepare the garlic in halves.

Ratatouille Recipe as grilled vegetables
Ratatouille as grilled vegetables Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt

Grill vegetables

Pour the olive oil into the frying pan and stir-fry the vegetables.

Add the thyme twigs and sauté the vegetables.

Grill vegetables Ratatouille
Grill vegetables Ratatouille

Add tomatoes

Turn the vegetables quickly and allow the colour to take.

Season with salt and pepper, add sugar and caramelise.

Add the canned tomatoes.

Grill vegetables
Reduce the grilled vegetables and serve quickly.

Boil down

Boil down the vegetables, season to taste and serve.


3. Calories and Nutritional Values

Below you will find calories and nutritional values for the presented dish.

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