Briam (Greek ratatouille)

Briam (Greek ratatouille)


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About this recipe: This is a Greek summertime favourite recipe, full of the aromas of fresh vegetables and herbs. It is easy to make and you can replace or add any vegetables you like and still get a great dish. You can serve it hot or room temperature.


Serves: 12 

  • 4 tomatoes
  • 125ml olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 5 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 5 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 5 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 4 tablespoons capers
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 2 potatoes, sliced
  • 2 aubergine, sliced
  • 3 courgette, sliced
  • 3 green peppers, sliced
  • 200g okra

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr10min  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Place three of the tomatoes, the 125ml olive oil, red wine vinegar, sugar, parsley, mint, basil, oregano, capers and garlic in the bowl of a food processor and process to create a fresh tomato sauce. Season with salt and black pepper; set aside. Chop the remaining tomato; set aside.
  2. Heat the 2 tablespoons olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat, and cook and stir the onions until slightly golden, about 10 minutes.
  3. Stir together the onions, potatoes, aubergine, courgette, peppers, okra, the reserved chopped tomato and the fresh tomato sauce, and place the mixture in a large baking dish. If needed, stir in a little water so that the vegetables are just covered with sauce.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until all vegetables are tender, about 1 hour.

Cook's note

While baking, add water if necessary, but keep in mind that you want the food to be relatively dry in the end.

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Really surprisingly delicious. Am lucky to have homegrown veg so it was really fresh and special. Started for 10 mins in microwave to cut down roasting time. - 17 Jul 2015

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