Verdura mista (mixed vegetablse)

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 bunch Broccoli
1 Head cauliflower,
Cut into flowerets
3 Potatoes, peeled and
Sliced 1/4 inch thick
3 tablespoons Olive oil
1 tablespoon Safflower oil
3 Cloves garlic, finely
Chopped
2 cups Chopped tomatoes, fresh
If possible (drain canned)
22 Black olives (about)
Hot pepper flakes to
Taste (Optional)
1 tablespoon Dried oregano
Salt and freshly ground
Black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon Olive oil

Skin broccoli stems and quarter them lengthwise. Cut flowerets into large pieces. Blanch broccoli, cauliflower, and potatoes in boiling water then drain. Heat the oils in a medium skillet and add one third the chopped garlic. When garlic begins to color, add tomatoes and simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Place the blanched vegetables in a large, shallow baking dish, add the rest of the ingredients, including the remaining chopped garlic.

Toss lightly, then spread the tomatoes on the surface. Cover and bake in a preheated 500 F oven until vegetables are cooked, about 20 minutes. Do not overcook.

From Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at www.synapse.com/~gemini

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