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Briam: Greek-style roast vegetables

There is no question about Mediterranean diet’s benefits on health and longevity, not to mention how delicious the food is. Our Greek friends take pride in preparing their food using the finest and freshest ingredients, and their food truly does not disappoint.

Their roast vegetables dish is not one to be missed, either. Visually similar to a French ratatouille but different in cooking technique, Greece’s briam dish makes for a great supporting role alongside your grilled meats or paired with a salad. It can be equally enjoyed on its own as well.

Delight in Greece's roast vegetable dish called Briam which uses easy-to-find ingredients.Delight in Greece’s roast vegetable dish called Briam which uses easy-to-find ingredients. 

This dish is easy to prepare as it makes use of vegetables that are readily available and accessible. For those who are vegan-curious, this is a good dish to try.


2 pieces zucchini, sliced thinly

2 large potatoes, sliced thinly

2 large red onions, sliced thinly

1 can of diced tomatoes or tomato puree

1/4 or 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

Salt and pepper to taste

Oregano, about a teaspoon or two


1. Clean the vegetables and slice thinly. You may use a mandolin to slice evenly.

2. Place the sliced vegetables in a bowl and add your EVOO, salt and pepper and oregano. Ensure that all vegetables are coated with the oil and seasonings.

3. In a casserole dish, arrange the vegetables one piece at a time.

4. Add the can of diced tomatoes (you may wish to blend this first if you prefer not too chunky) and cover the casserole with aluminum foil.

5. Bake in the oven at 180-degree Celsius for about 45 minutes or until the vegetables are soft and tender.

Yield: Serves 3 to 4 as a side

Note: You may use other vegetables such as capsicums/bell peppers and eggplants

Happy cooking!


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