(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Opa! Let your Monday festivities begin with a meatless extravaganza! Rich with culture and vegetables, a savory serving of vegan Greek caponata will take your taste buds on a journey straight to Athens. Eggplant, summer squash, and tomato keep this recipe fresh, fun, and animal-friendly, so try this Grecian-inspired delight today! — Global Animal

Vegan Greek Caponata

Yield: 4-6 servings

Try this delicious Greek caponata recipe today! Photo Credit: Food Network
Try this delicious Greek caponata recipe today! Photo Credit: Food Network


1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with their juice
2 zucchini, cut into 1-inch rounds
2 summer squash, cut into 1-inch rounds
2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 large Japanese eggplant, cut into 1-inch rounds
1 red onion, peeled and cut into 1-inch wedges
1 potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
4 to 6 slices toasted vegan bread, optional for main dish


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Pour the canned tomatoes into a 3 1/2-quart baking dish and spread to cover the bottom. In a large bowl combine the remaining ingredients (excluding the vegan bread). Toss to coat. Pour the vegetables over the canned tomatoes in an even layer. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake until the edges of the vegetables are golden, about 30 to 40 minutes.

Serve alone as a side, or over toasted vegan bread for a main dish.

Recipe Courtesy: Giada De Laurentiis

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