6 servings, 5 cups
1 large head garlic
12 ripe plum tomatoes, cored, halved and seeded
1 eggplant (1-1 1/4 lbs.), cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick slices
2 small zucchini, cut in half lengthwise
2 small summer squash, cut in half lengthwise
1 Spanish onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
1 large red bell pepper, cut in half lengthwise and seeded
1 large yellow bell pepper, cut in half lengthwise and seeded
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
2 Tbsp. olive oil, preferably extra-virgin
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme
1 tsp. dried oregano
2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Set oven racks at the two lowest levels; preheat to 450 degrees F.
Peel away as much of the papery skin from the garlic as possible and
wrap the head loosely in aluminum foil. Bake for 30 minutes, or until
the garlic is very soft. Let cool slightly.
Meanwhile, lightly coat 2 baking sheets with vegetable oil or spray
with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange tomatoes, eggplant slices,
zucchini, squash, onions, red bell peppers and yellow bell peppers on
the prepared baking sheets. Roast for 20 minutes, turning once, until
just tender and browned. Let cool slightly. Reduce oven temperature to
350 degrees F.
Separate garlic cloves and squeeze the soft pulp into a large heavy
saucepan or Dutch oven. Slip skins from the tomatoes and peppers.
Slice all the vegetables into pieces and add to the garlic. Stir in
basil, olive oil, thyme, oregano, bay leaves, salt and pepper. Cover
and bake, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes, or until heated
through and thickened. Remove bay leaves. Taste and adjust seasonings,
and serve hot or at room temperature.
Nutritional Information:
113 calories
5 g fat mono
0 mg cholesterol
16 g carbohydrate
3 g protein
208 mg sodium