This is an old peasant side dish from eastern Europe. We enjoyed this especially when the garden was stocked full with tomatoes and peppers. The only thing I've changed over the years is I add the basil, oregano, and mint. Basil, and tomatoes are dance partners. Mint is for those that are bothered by the acids tomatoes sometimes give off. Mint soothes the stomach. The combination goes well. Plus I have also added other vegetables like mushrooms, zucchini, fresh string beans which alter the flavor ever so slightly but a new dish appears on the tables.