A simple but efficient Greek summer dish. Briámi

Briámi (or briám) is a very simple summer dish made with season vegetables. It’s one of those dishes that don’t take much of our time to prepare, they don’t need any peculiar ingredients- just fresh summer vegetables and everyone in the family enjoys eating! That’s why it is a common option for the family cook, so common that it’s usually served at least once a week in summer!


Here’s the recipe:



The basic ingredients are zucchinis, potatoes and chopped tomatoes. But most of us add eggplants or green or red peppers or even both vegetables!


Yields 4

4-5 zucchinis

4 medium potatoes

1 large eggplant

1 green pepper

1 red pepper

3 tomatoes finely chopped

2/3 cup esti extra virgin olive oil


1 cup freshly cut parsley



Preheat the oven at 180 degrees


Peel and cut the potatoes in large pieces. Cut the eggplant and peppers in large pieces as well. Slice the zucchinis in 1 cm slices.

Place all the vegetables in a large. Add the chopped tomatoes, parsley, olive oil, salt and pepper and mix well with your hands


Transfer the vegetable mix to an oven pan, sufficient enough to fit all the vegetables in one layer.


Pour some water –about ½ cup will do. Pour more later on if the vegetables become dry.

Place in the oven and roast for about 1 – 1 ½ hours. If, in the meantime, the vegetables start turning golden brown cover with a sheet of aluminum foil.


Remove the foil when the vegetables are tender and let roast for another 5-10 minutes.

Can be served immediately but it’s better to let cool for 30 min and serve with plenty of feta cheese! And some good rosé Greek wine!



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