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Greek Briam Recipe: A Traditional Greek Ratatouille Dish

Briam is one of the most popular Greek food in the summertime when garden fresh vegetables are everywhere! This is easy to make and light in taste dish that can be your main dish or can easily replace your salad. Briam is the Greek version of tourlou tourlou (or ratatouille)! No matter how you know it, it is equally mouthwatering. This Greek briam recipe, which I took from my mother, is a delicious medley of baked vegetables and tomato sauce.

To make this authentic dish, you need eggplant, tomatoes, onions, ample aromatic herbs, seasonings and of course extra virgin Greek olive oil which makes briam one of the best ladera. Ladera is the foods that use olive oil to be cooked. The best thing, though, about this traditional Greek briam recipe is that you can give it your own personal touch by adding any vegetable you like! Simple and delicious, this is one of my favorite Greek vegetable dishes!

In Greece, we like to eat briam with feta and pork chops. But, as said before, it is also a great take for lunch option. Although you can cook this dish all year long, I prefer making this traditional recipe in summer when you can find fresh vegetables.

This Greek briam recipe serves 8 persons and is a great vegetarian dish. It takes around 45 minutes to prepare and around 55 minutes to cook.

Briam recipe

Greek Briam Recipe – Ingredients

  • 1 kg of ripe tomatoes
  • 1/2 kg of potatoes
  • 1/2 kg of aubergines
  • 1/2 kg of small-sized courgette
  • 1/2 kg of okra
  • 1/2 cup of onion, sliced
  • 1 cup of Greek olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of parsley, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • Salt (to add taste)
  • Pepper (to add taste)
  • Vinegar

Greek Briam Recipe – Instructions

  1. Before you start this Greek briam recipe, preheat oven to 200 °C.
  2. Wash well, peel and cut the potatoes.
  3. Wash well and clean the okras. Sprinkle them with some vinegar.
  4. Wash well, peel and slice tomatoes. Separate tomatoes in half.
  5. Take a large pan.
  6. Place half of the tomatoes in a large pan.
  7. Sprinkle vegetables with salt and pepper.
  8. Top tomatoes with vegetables.
  9. Take a bowl.
  10. Place onion, garlic and green pepper into the bowl.
  11. Mix, salt and pour them over the vegetables.
  12. Add remaining tomatoes on top.
  13. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  14. Pour oil all over the food.
  15. Bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours (or until the top has browned and vegetables are tender).
  16. Add some hot water if required.
  17. Taste to see if additional salt is needed. Add to taste.
  18. Allow briam to slightly cool before serving.
  19. Serve with feta cheese.

As I said you can experiment with this recipe and add any vegetable you like. Enjoy!

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