Warm Mediterranean Veg

A meal in itself for vegetable lovers, or a simple, colourful accompaniment to fish, sausages, lamb or chicken.


  • 1 onion, peeled
  • 1 sweet red pepper
  • 1 sweet yellow pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 medium courgettes (zucchini)
  • 4 Roma tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • 4 rosemary sprigs
  • 6 thyme sprigs
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


Heat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4. Cut the onion in half and slice finely. Cut the red and yellow peppers into long strips, discarding the core and seeds.

Heat the 1 tbsp oil in a fry pan, and fry the onion and peppers for 10 minutes until they start to soften. Slice the courgettes and tomatoes into rings.

Arrange the onion and peppers in the base of a lightly oiled baking tin or gratin dish, and layer the sliced courgettes and tomatoes on top - in any order you like.

Mix the extra virgin olive oil with the lemon juice, garlic, rosemary, thyme, sea salt and pepper. Drizzle over the vegetables and bake for about 1 hour until tender. Serve hot or warm.