Tourlou Tourlou! The Greek Ratatouille!

One of the most popular dishes cooked frequently at all Greek homes during spring and summer is Tourlou. It is a preferred recipe for many when the ingredients are in season and easier to find the local produce. Really simple to make, very healthy and absolutely delicious.

It is considered as a version of the Ratatouille but in Greece, we insist on calling it “Tourlou”!

Prep time: 30min | Cook time: 45min | Total time: 1h & 15min | Serving size: 4-6


  • 4 large aubergines
  • 4 large courgettes
  • 4 large potatoes
  • 4 ripe large tomatoes
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tea cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tea cup of water
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
Tourlou Tourlou


  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC.
  2. Rinse the vegetables.
  3. Cut each aubergines into 6 pieces.
  4. Cut the courgettes into 6 pieces (4-5cm thick, because they will shrink in the oven).
  5. Cut the potatoes into 6.
  6. Cut the tomatoes into 4.
  7. Put the veggies combo in a 34-36cm rectangular high-sided roasting pan.
  8. Crush the garlic and blend it with the olive oil and pour it over the veggies.
  9. Add the parsley.
  10. Season with salt and pepper.
  11. Combine everything well with your hands or with 2 ladles.
  12. Add the water.
  13. Put the pan in the preheated oven and cover with oven paper for the first half hour.
  14. Then remove the cover and continue roasting for another 15 minutes.
  15. Serve at room temperature and accompany it with feta cheese and crispy bread.