Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Summer Vegetable Bake

Every summer my father-in-law brings us bags of ripe vegetables grown from his own garden. I love it because (besides saving money) it forces me to try out some veggie recipes -yes I said forces me because I'm ashamed to say I don't eat enough veggies a day --but here's one that was simple and yummy, it's a
Provencal summer veggie bake. So if  you still have some summer vegetables leftover in your fridge or if you stumble on a good end of sale on Summer veggies at your local market - and I'm sure you will since summer is ending, try this recipe.

Look at these vibrant colors!
Heat oven at 400 degrees.  Peel and halve onions; cut into 1/2 inch thick slices. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Once pan and oil are hot, cook onions and add a dash of salt to release some of that onion "juice". Cook for 8 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, then add the herbes de Provence. Pour this mixture into the bottom of an oven-safe casserole. (I used a 9 x 13 pan)

Slice veggies into 1/4 inches thick slices. Veggies I used: green and yellow squash, tomato, and one eggplant.  Toss veggies with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, pinch of salt and more herbes de Provence, about 2 tablespoons.

Arrange veggies on top of onion mixture in 1 layer as photographed. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove foil and add crumble goat cheese to (French style) or Reggi-parmesano cheese (Italian style) which is what I used on top and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

Now enjoy!

Voila! My Provencal summer veggie bake


Lose Weight Fast said...

Oh wow - these veggies look great. I guess you would want to use vegetables with similar textures for the baking time. You wouldn't want root vegetables that take quite a time to cook, would you?

Claudia said...

You can bake any vegetables you favor. Root vegetables may take longer to roast, probably an additional 15 minutes depending what you're using. Thanks :)