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Oven Roasted Peppers and Eggplant

When I was growing up it seemed that everything was simple.  My mother would go outside and pick a few things in the garden and a delicious meal was prepared.  Zucchini flowers, peppers, tomatoes, fresh basil.  I think you get the idea.  These were much simpler times and quite frankly, the place I go in my heart to find comfort.

I sometimes try to create a dish from my memory of the meals that I grew up with.


 Ingredients:

2 bell peppers – sliced
1 eggplant – cut into quarters
3 vine ripe tomatoes – quartered
4 cloves of garlic – chopped
1 large onion – sliced
1 tsp. of capers plus a little caper juice
1 handful of fresh basil – chopped
1 handful of fresh Italian parsley – chopped
¾ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
½ tsp. garlic powder
3 tbs. olive oil

Dressing:

1 tsp. sugar
2 tablespoon vinegar
2 tablespoon olive oil

Preheat Oven 350 degrees:

In a baking pan combine all of the above ingredients.  (Not the Dressing.)
Bake for approximately 50 – 55 minutes until the veggies are tender.

When the veggies are slightly cooled, combine the ingredients for the dressing and mix into the veggies.

Serve with a good Italian or French bread and a good piece of cheese.

Enjoy with Love,

Catherine
xo

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19 comments:

  1. super delish Catherine....after long time in your blog....hope everything is going well..happy week friend! :)

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  2. It was a simpler time wasn't it. I too go back for comfort from time to time.

    Lovely side dish here. Lovely indeed.

    Have a terrific day. Big hugs. ☺

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  3. Such a beautiful dish! The garden was so much a part of my growing up too. My mother used to do the same so everything we had was fresh!

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  4. Sounds delicious. I don't think you can beat roasted vegetables for keeping all those lovely flavours and colours!!

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  5. Roasting makes the veggies taste so much better!

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  6. Delicious Catherine!!
    Fresh roasted vegetables with a tasty dressing are my favourite side dish!!
    Kisses!!

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  7. Nothing beats roasting veggies.. Brings our such intense flavors....

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  8. Not only does this dish look good it also sounds delicious!! There is nothing like roasted peppers...garden favorites! Wishing you a Happy Wednesday Catherine!!
    Love Hugs & Purrs,
    Kitty & Loretta

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  9. Two of my favorite vegetables - eggplant and peppers! Delicious...pinning this one to try soon.

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  10. This is my kind of meal. I could live on veggies and with this light sauce it sounds divine. Reminds me of Italy.

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  11. Many of my favorite meals include very simple ingredient list and preps. It doesn't always take much to put together a great dish. This is a lovely seasonal option.

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  12. Hi Catherine,

    I love roasted veggies. Planned on roasting sweet peppers this weekend and after seeing your post today I'm thinking I should add eggplant to the menu as well.

    Have a great Wednesday!

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  13. roast veggies are the perfect side dish for me,dear Catherine have a good weekend, a hug...

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  14. I'll be enjoying this one this weekend! Thank you, Catherine! YUMMY! blessings ~ tanna

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  15. Muy deliciosocolorido y saludable me encanta,saludos y abrazos.

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  16. Hi Catherine, your comfort food look very appetizing. You are an excellent cook. :)

    Warm regards.

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  17. I have to admit I am not to fond of eggplant - but it is pretty!

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  18. I think our cooking shows how the way we are growing up! I love those oven roasted veggie, so simple and comfort. Much better than those processed food!

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