Simplicity is perfection! This excellent traditional Briam recipe (Μπριάμ) is the brightest example of the way Greek cuisine takes the handiest ingredients and with literally no effort transforms them into a finger-licking dish!
Briam is a traditional Greek recipe for combined roasted vegetables or allow me to rephrase.. This Greek Briam recipe, I can say with absolute confidence, is the most delicious mix of roasted vegetables you have ever tried. Once you try this dish and see how simple and delicious it is to make, you will want to make it every single week.
Greek Briam recipe – A Mediterranean mixed roasted vegetables dish
Briam or Briami is the Greek version of ratatouille. Crispy and fluffy potatoes, sweet and flavourful aubergines, and juicy zucchinis garnished with clean herbs to form an excellent dish completed with Mediterranean flavours with a hearty vegetarian dish.
The vegetables are coated with olive oil, flavoured with sweet onions and garlic then baked to golden perfection. This is clearly a scrumptious and simple dish to make!
This conventional Greek recipe for Briam falls below the class of Greek dishes known as “Ladera”, meaning Greek dishes organized best with a high-quality olive oil. So make sure to apply some first-rate virgin olive oil, with a purpose to without a doubt lift the flavor! (See additionally cooking with olive oil: staying healthy and younger).
Greek mixed roasted vegetables (briam) are best on their own, served with a hearty block of feta cheese and plenty of crusty village bread to dig into all of the delicious juices, or accompanying roast lamb, bird or pork. With just a simple 10 minutes of prep time, this briam recipe is definitely the easiest quick and clean mid-week meal!
What is needed to make Greek Briam- the traditional way
We like to keep things simple and easy (for the most part), so please be sure to use high quality ingredients for the most delicious outcome. This list may seem a little long but most ingredients can be found in the same area in most stores and if you enjoy cooking, and it is worth it for how simple and delicious this recipe is. For this recipe we will need:
- Ripe tomatoes
- Aubergines, (also known as eggplants)
- Olive oil
- Red onion
- Chopped parsley
- Salt and freshly grounded pepper
Traditional Greek Briam key steps and preparations
Since this is an easy and delicious recipe, you won’t be finding any complicated steps or procedures to follow here. The key steps and preparations are as follows:
- Wash and prepare the vegetables by chopping or slicing depending on the vegetable.
- Layer the baking dish according to the recipe.
- Bake according to the recipe.
- Enjoy your traditional Greek Briam!
Making Greek Briam ahead of time
Making traditional Greek Briam ahead of time is incredibly easy and simple to do. All you have to is prepare the vegetables by slicing or chopping them and then freeze in a Zip-loc baggie or air tight container or store in the fridge until you are ready to use them. If storing in the freezer, remove them about 6 or 7 hours ahead of time so it can unthaw before use.
Storing traditional Greek Briam
Traditional Greek Briam is easy to store so it can be enjoyed for a couple of days after you make it. It can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for 3 or 4 days. Please discard after this timeframe or when vegetables appear wilted.
What to serve with traditional Greek Briam?
The possibilities for what to serve with this are endless. We recommend tangy feta cheese and lots of bread to keep it vegetarian and this can be used during Lent or whenever you are trying to go meatless.
It can also be served with roasted lamb or chicken for a meatier approach. It can also be served with delicious tzatziki or vegan tzatziki sauce as a delicious refreshing side! Or serve this as a side to my delicious moussaka or vegan moussaka with lentils dishes!Print
Simplicity is perfection! This amazing traditional briam recipe (Greek roast vegetables) is the brightest example of how Greek cuisine takes the simplest ingredients and with literally no effort transforms them into a finger licking dish!
- 1 kg ripe tomatoes, chopped (35 oz.). Alternatively use 3-4 tins of plum tomatoes, strained and chopped.
- 1/2 kg potatoes, sliced (18 oz.)
- 1/2 kg aubergines, sliced (18 oz.)
- 1/2 kg zucchinis (courgettes), sliced (18 oz.)
- 3/4 of a cup olive oil
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- 2 tbsps chopped parsley
- salt and freshly ground pepper
- To prepare this delicious briam recipe, start by preparing your vegetables. Peel and cut the potatoes in slices. Wash thoroughly the courgettes and aubergines and slice into 1cm slices. Alternatively you can cut the vegetables in chunks. Peel the tomatoes and cut into thin slices. (You can also use green bell peppers).
- To bake the briam use a large baking pan, approx. 30*35cm, so that the vegetables are not layered too deep.
- Layer the bottom of the pan with sliced tomatoes and season. Place on top the sliced vegetables and season well. Sprinkle with the onion and garlic and top with the rest of the tomatoes. Season well, garnish with chopped parsley and drizzle with olive oil.
- Cover the briam with aluminum foil and bake in preheated oven at 200C (both top and bottom heating elements on) for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Uncover the briam halfway through cooking time, toss the vegetables and continue baking until nicely coloured.
- Serve this traditional briam dish with salty feta cheese and lots of bread. Enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 plate
- Calories: 281kcal
- Sugar: 6.8g
- Sodium: 311.3mg
- Fat: 21.7g
- Saturated Fat: 3.1g
- Unsaturated Fat: 17.6g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 21.9g
- Fiber: 5.8g
- Protein: 4.7g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: Briam recipe, Greek Roasted Vegetables, Greek ratatouille