Vegetable Tian
A Summer Dish

Vegetable Tian is a dish that can be made easily and quickly.

It originates from the Provencal area of France and contains fresh summer vegetables which are to be found there in abundance. 

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The name Tian refers to the dish that it is cooked in (which is an earthenware vessel of Provence according to Wikipedia) but nowadays you here the word being used for lots of Mediterranean dishes.

If you don't have a Tian dish just use any dish you have that is ovenproof.

If you are on holiday in France where you will have access to the wonderful vegetable markets, this is one way of using the fresh produce.

Of course you can make it wherever you are just as I do and bring a little Provence right there to your kitchen!

Try other recipes from Provence!


Summertime Vegetable Tian

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Vegetable Tian A Fabulous Summer Dish
Yield
4
Author
Judith Coates
Prep time
20 Min
Cook time
40 Min
Total time
1 Hour
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Vegetable Tian A Fabulous Summer Dish

Make it easily, quickly, and bring a little summer Provence into your kitchen!

Ingredients

  • 1 large eggplant (aubergine)
  • 2 zucchini (courgettes)
  • 3 medium-sized potatoes
  • 3 ripe tomatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 1 small bunch thyme
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Turn oven on to 220C/425F/7 gas mark.
  2. Cut the vegetables into thin slices.
  3. Sprinkle a little olive oil into the bottom of your Tian (or large ovenproof dish)
  4. Begin layering the vegetables in Tian starting with the onions, potatoes, eggplant, zucchini, and tomatoes.
  5. Sprinkle each layer with salt and pepper and a little crumbled thyme.
  6. Finish the top layer with tomatoes and sprinkle olive oil over the top.
  7. Place in a hot oven and bake for about forty minutes.
  8. This is often eaten hot but can also be served cold too.
  9. Enjoy!

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