Showcased in minestrone, a vegetable medley is tasty in another way: baked. Not long ago, our friend Simonetta brought us a savory dish of oven-baked vegetables; today, Pino and I tried out our own summer version.
Here it is:
Baked Summer Vegetable Medley
Ingredients (for 6 persons – vor more if using more vegetables)
2 red and/or yellow bell peppers
a couple medium-sized eggplants
2 or 3 small white onions
3 carrots (medium-sized)
3 medium-sized potatoes
2 celery stalks
3-4 very ripe Roma tomatoes
1 zucchini, medium-sized
capers, 1 T
Extra virgin olive oil, q.b. (“quanto basta” or “as much as you need”)
fresh thyme – a few sprigs
optional: ground chili pepper
Easy to prepare – takes the time you need to cut the vegebles – this baked summer vegetable medley can flank any main dish of meat, fish or an array of cheeses.
I caught that spicy addition at first taste at dinnertime. “Troppo?” (“too much?”) asked Pino.
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