Briam

Explore how you can make your own homemade Briam at home, easily and quickly!

Briam is a traditional Greek roasted vegetable dish with potatoes, zucchini, tomatoes, and red onions with lots of olive oil. It is a typical example of Greek cuisine where a few simple ingredients are turned into an utterly delicious dish with little effort. It can be served as a main course. With olive oil as the only source of fat it is a quintessential example of the Mediterranean diet, and it is vegan to boot. If preferred, serve with a hearty chunk of feta on the side.

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 eggplant
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 potato
  • 1 large courgette
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 4-5 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Rosemary
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Lemon juice of 1 lemon
  • Lemon zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of honey

The steps:

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Place a nonstick pan over high heat and let it get very hot.
  • Prepare all of the vegetables. Chop the eggplant in to 2 cm cubes, the zucchini in to 3-5 mm rounds, the onion thinly sliced, the bell peppers in to 5 mm slices and the carrots in to 1 cm slices or rounds. Place them all in a large bowl.
  • Add the garlic, herbs, salt, pepper and toss.
  • Add the vegetables to the hot pan in 4-5 batches and sauté each batch for 2-3 minutes while stirring. If you add them all at once they will boil instead of sauté nicely.
  • When each batch is ready, transfer to a baking pan or ovenproof baking dish.
  • When you add all of the sautéed vegetables to the pan, add the lemon zest and lemon juice, tomatoes and honey. Toss.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes, until the vegetables soften.
  • Your Briam is ready to serve!

Tip: Keep in mind that you need to chop the vegetables that take longer to cook in to smaller pieces and the ones that cook more quickly in to larger pieces so they can all cook evenly.