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Good Food

Mediterranean Vegetables

Serves 6


1 onion, sliced

2 leeks, sliced

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced

1 green pepper, deseeded and sliced

1 yellow pepper, deseeded and sliced

350g/12 oz courgettes, sliced

225g/8 oz/3 cups mushrooms, sliceed

400g/14 oz can chopped tomatoes

30ml/2 tbsp ruby port or red wine

30ml./2 tbsp tomato puree

400g/14 oz can chick peas

115g/4 oz/1 cup stoned black olives

45ml/3 tbsp chopped fresh mixed herbs

salt and freshly ground black pepper

chopped fresh mixed herbs, to garnish


Put the onion, leeks, garlic, red, yellow and green peppers, courgettes and mushrooms into a large pan.

Add the tomatoes, port or red wine, tomato puree, to the saucepan and mix all the ingredients together well.

Rinse and drain the chick peas and add to the pan.  Stir to mix.

Cover bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer the mixture gently for 20-30 mins, until the vegetables are cooked and tender but not overcooked, stirring occasionally.

Remove the lid of the saucepan and increase the heat slighty for the lat 10 mins of the cooking time, to thicken the sauce, if you like.

Stir in the olives, herbs and seasoning.  Serve either hot or cold, garnished with chopped mixed herbs.