Briam is a dish that my yiayia Stella used to make all the time. It has a Turkish name, but is familiar to Greeks around the country. It’s simple to make and it’s a great healthy side dish that is loaded with veggies. Even better, all of the vegetables are things that I can regularly find at our local farmer’s market so that it’s truly garden fresh.

Here’s what you need: one large zucchini (or two small zucchinis), three Cubanelle peppers, three large potatoes, two small onions, two cloves garlic, one can diced tomato, half can of water, half cup olive oil, one cup fresh parsley and one tablespoon salt.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Slice all of the veggies into thin rounds and put them in a large roasting pan.

Chop your garlic and your parsley and add them both to the pan.

Add in your diced tomatoes…

…and a half can of water.

add in your olive oil and salt, toss everything together until it’s well coated (your hands are best for this task), and pop it into your preheated oven.

This dish needs a good two hours to cook, but it doesn’t need any more touch time from you. Even though this makes a lot of food, it’s so delicious, it didn’t last more than two days in our house. In fact, I’ll probably be making it again this week.



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