Though summer is coming to a close, there is still plenty of time to enjoy the many summer vegetable offerings at local produce markets and create your own slow-cooked veggie dish. It’s very easy to do.

If you’re using root vegetables, it’s important to place them at the bottom of a slow-cooking dish. They take longer to cook and need to be closer to the heat source. If cut into sections, they will also cook more easily.

That being said, many vegetables do not have the same restrictions. Veggies such as broccoli and yellow squash do not need a long cooking time, but they still benefit from the easy, slow method.

A vegetable variety dish is a great addition to any family meal or a potluck gathering and might even tempt nonvegetable lovers into tasting it. I’ve topped this particular dish with crumbled blue cheese, but goat or feta are also good choices.