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Rumanian Mixed Vegetables (Ghiveci)


This is the national dish of Rumania, and it is traditionally cooked in a special casserole called a "guvens."



  1. Heat 1 inch water to boiling in 3-quart saucepan. Add potatoes, carrots and beans. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 minutes; drain.
  2. Cook and stir onions and garlic in oil in skillet over medium heat until almost tender.
  3. Add tomatoes, cauliflower florets, celery, salt, thyme, marjoram and pepper. Cover and cook 5 minutes.
  4. Place potato mixture in greased 3-quart casserole.
  5. Spread half the tomato mixture over top.
  6. Layer zucchini and green pepper over tomato mixture.
  7. Top with remaining tomato mixture.
  8. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F until vegetables are tender, 50 to 60 minutes.


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