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Savory Vegetable Side Dish Perfect for a Chilly Winter Evening!

February 14, 2009 | 12,374 views

Today’s dish is a wonderful blend of Italian veggies like tomato & basil.  The great thing is, you can use whatever you have in the fridge, as long as you use the basic ingredients.


  • ½ to 1 whole onion, rough chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, rough chopped
  • 1 whole, medium zucchini, first cut lengthwise, then into chunks
  • 1 miniature eggplant, cut lengthwise into fourths, then into chunks
  • 1 green pepper, rough chopped
  • Leaves from 2 large sprigs fresh, organic basil, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups pureed tomatoes 
  • Other veggies, as desired


1- Preheat oven to 220º.

2- In Dutch oven, place the following:

  • Onion
  • Zucchini
  • Eggplant
  • Green pepper
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Basil
  • Garlic
  • Pureed tomatoes

3- Stir well to combine.

4- Cover and bake in oven at 220º for 2 to 3 hours, to allow veggies to soften and flavors to mingle.

This delicious, warming vegetable side dish goes great with stewed meat on a cold Autumn or Winter evening. Your whole family will love it!

Note:  The knife used in this video is from Luci’s favorite, the Healthy Chef Knives set from Mercola.com.

The Dutch oven used in this video is from the Mercola Enameled Cast-Iron Cookware set, also available through Mercola.com. Luci particularly likes the even and effective way they conduct heat.

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