Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Summer Vegetable Tian

(A 'Tian' is a dish with thin sliced roasted vegetables topped with cheese and top browned)  This is excellent with grilled steak, chicken or fish.  It's very summery tasting and colorful.


1 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium yellow onion
1 tsp minced garlic
1 medium zucchini
1 medium yellow squash
1 medium potato
1 medium tomato
1 tsp dried thyme
1 cup shredded Italian cheese

Sea Salt 
Fresh ground pepper


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Dice the onion and mince the garlic. Saute in a skillet with olive oil until softened (about five minutes).

2. While the onion and garlic are sauteing, thinly slice the vegetables.

3. Spray the inside of an 8x8 square or round baking dish with non-stick spray. Spread the softened onion and garlic in the bottom of the dish. Place the sliced vegetables in the baking dish standing on their sides - like coins, in an alternating pattern. Sprinkle generously with salt, pepper, and thyme.

4. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil, top with cheese and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown.