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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.


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


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,


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

  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. ☺

  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!

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

  5. Roasting makes the veggies taste so much better!

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

  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!

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

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

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

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

    Warm regards.

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

  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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