Briami - Greek Vegetable Bake (Vegan, Gluten-free)
Briami is a traditional Greek dish of baked mixed vegetables. A very easy-to-make meal with zucchinis, eggplants, tomatoes, carrots, and potatoes. That can also be served as a side.
Servings: 3 people
- 2 medium-sized (900 grams) eggplants
- 3 medium-sized (625 grams) zucchinis
- 2 medium-sized (180 grams) sweet red peppers
- 1 large (130 grams) green bell pepper
- 1 medium-sized (140 grams) red onion
- 4-5 large garlic cloves
- 2 large (550 grams) potatoes
- 3 medium-sized (275 grams) carrots
- 1 medium-sized (175 gram) ripe tomato
- a handful of fresh parsley chopped
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ cup (65 grams) tomato sauce
- 60 grams extra virgin olive oil
Preheat oven to 200°C / 392°F.
Cut the eggplants, zucchinis, and peppers into bite-sized pieces. Place in a large mixing bowl.
Cut the garlic in half or into 3 pieces if the garlic cloves are too large. Peel the potatoes and cut them into slightly smaller pieces than the other vegetables. Place in the bowl as well.
Cut the onions and tomatoes into even smaller bite-sized pieces. Peel and cut the carrots into thick slices. Add to the bowl along with all other remaining ingredients and seasonings.
Season with salt and pepper. Mix and toss everything for 2 minutes and then transfer to a 25 x 30 cm (10 x 12-inch) baking dish or pan.
Add 60 ml of water to the pan as well.
Bake for about 30 minutes. Then take the pan out of the oven and flip and stir the vegetables gently. Place the pan back in the oven. Then repeat stirring at 15 to 20 minute intervals until all veggies have cooked nicely all around. Overall cooking time takes about 50-60 minutes. NOTE: The stirring helps to cook the vegetables evenly so the ones at the top won't burn. It also helps the mixing of flavors.
Let the food sit for 15 minutes before serving. Then you may serve it together with a big piece of feta and some crusty bread!
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 532kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 2794mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 18434IU | Vitamin C: 211mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 4mg