DIY Eats: Summer Veggie Tian

All Rights Reserved Megan BannisterI’ve been wanting to try my hand at a summer vegetable tian for awhile now so last week when I had a few days off, I decided to put some of my Farmers’ Market veggies to good use.

Tian is a French dish—similar to ratatouille—that can pretty much include any combination of veggies or meats you have on hand. After perusing a number of different recipes, I finally found one that fit my tastes and collection of veggies.

You’ll Need:

  • Olive oil
  • Zucchini—one larger or two small
  • Yellow summer squash—one larger or two small
  • Tomatoes—two to three
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 320 degrees. Combine chopped basil and garlic together in a bowl and set aside. Thinly slice zucchini, yellow squash and tomatoes.All Rights Reserved Megan Bannister

Brush baking dish with olive oil. Begin layering sliced vegetables—two zucchini, two squash, one tomato, repeat—until dish is full. Cover vegetables with basil and garlic mixture. Don’t worry if your vegetables don’t lay perfectly in the dish—they’ll even out a bit during baking. Drizzle liberally with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Bake for one hour and 15 minutes to one hour and 30 minutes until vegetables are tender. If you’re like me and love cheese, top your tian with cheese during its last 15 minutes of baking for an additional flavor.

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