Vegetable Bake ~
Courgette & Tomato

Tian Provencal

This courgette (zucchini)  and tomato vegetable bake which is also known as Tian Provencal is a simple but tasty traditional dish from the Provencal area of the South of France.

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The amount of fresh vegetables are plentiful and the peasants would have made their vegetable dishes using what was available in season.

This dish would have been made at home and taken to the bakers and when the baker had finished making the bread these simple dishes would have been put in the bread ovens to cook.

This was of course in the days before people had ovens in their own homes.

It's a lovely refreshing and tasty dish to have on it's own with some crusty French bread or is delicious served with meat, poultry or fish!

Easy & Quick Vegetable Bake

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Vegetable Bake ~ Tian Provencal
Judith Coates
Prep time
20 Min
Cook time
20 Min
Total time
40 Min

Vegetable Bake ~ Tian Provencal

You can serve it as it is with some crusty French bread and a green salad or your favorite meat, fish, or poultry dish. A colorful and tasty dish that is very easy and quick to make.


  • 5 medium tomatoes sliced
  • 2 medium courgettes (zucchini) sliced
  • 4 onions sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil plus 1/2 tablespoon for drizzling
  • 1 finely crushed garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbes de Provence
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • NOTE: For best results use tomatoes, zucchini & onions that are similar in circumference size.


  1. Preheat oven to about 350F/180C/Gas 4
  2. Heat the olive oil in a heavy-based pan and sweat the onions and garlic over low heat until they are soft and golden.
  3. Place the onions in the base of a round 9 inch shallow baking dish.
  4. Cut the tomatoes into thick slices about 1/4in (6mm) thick.
  5. Cut the courgettes into thick slices about 1/2 in (1cm) thick.
  6. Arrange the tomatoes and courgettes in alternate rows over the onions and sprinkle with the parmesan cheese, herbs, salt, and pepper.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until the vegetables are tender, about twenty minutes.
  8. Your Provencal Tian is now ready to serve!
  9. You can serve it as it is with some crusty French bread and a green salad or your favorite meat, fish, or poultry dish.
  1. Substitute the vegetables listed here or add slices of squash, eggplant, and carrots.
  2. Slice the zucchini, squash, eggplant, and carrots, end to end and lay them sideways in the dish to form a flower like arrangement.
  3. Either way it is scrumptious!


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