Take-out Tuesday, Cherry Tomato Tian

A tian is a dish made with layered ingredients, arranged in a shallow baking dish

 

veggie tian

 

The name originates from the Greek word for frying pan, tēganon

 

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All you have to do is slice an array of vegetables

 

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yellow squash, zucchini, onion, potato

 

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I used a circular baking dish, and filled the center with chopped onions

 

veggie tian

 

and cherry tomatoes from our garden

 

tian

 

Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with cheese

 

alfredo tian

 

I also added a few dollops of Alfredo sauce, because I had an open jar in the fridge, but it’s optional

 

tian blossom

 

Cover it for the first half of cooking time to tenderize the vegetables and then remove cover and continue baking until everything gets happy and delicious

Cherry Tomato Tian

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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1-2 baking potatoes,* unpeeled

1 large zucchini

1 large yellow squash

1 large sweet onion

1 pint cherry tomatoes

2-3 oz grated or shaved Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup light Alfredo sauce, optional

salt & pepper

olive oil

fresh basil leaves, cut into chiffonade

Cut the potato as thinly as possible so it will cook through.  Slice the squash and onion into a little thicker slices.   Chop about 1/4 of the onion slices and reserve.  Layer the potato slices with squash and onion into a spiral pattern in a greased round baking dish.  Fill center with diced onion and top with cherry tomatoes.  Drizzle the tian with olive oil, season with salt & pepper, and sprinkle with cheese.  Add dollops of Alfredo on top if desired.  Cover tightly and refrigerate up to 24 hours before baking.

Bring dish to room temperature if it has been refrigerated.  Bake covered at 400 for 30 minutes, uncover and continue to bake for 30-45 more minutes or until vegetables are tender. Garnish with basil.

*parboil potatoes in boiling water for 5-8 minutes before slicing to insure they will cook through

 

Garnish with fresh basil

 

summer vegetable tian

Dig in!

cherry tomato tian

 

Pretty enough for company, and easy enough for Take-out Tuesday

for another printable version of Cherry Tomato Tian click here

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11 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Cherry Tomato Tian”
  1. Jenna, I could certainly dig in to that amazing looking dish! Have a joy-filled Tuesday!

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  2. cozinest says:

    Looks like a delicious side dish for company!

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  3. Such deliciousness! I love it and could eat this type of dish everyday. So quintessential summer!

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  4. Wish I could dig right into this tian! I always thought tians were French so I learned something new today.

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  5. Lynn says:

    I would like this, especially with the potatoes:@)

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  6. Oh my…. This dish looks absolutely delicious! I have never seen anything like it. I think it could possibly be one of my favorite dishes because the ingredients are everything I love. I will try for sure.

    I apologize for not thanking you for the MOST WONDERFUL APRON. I just picked it up yesterday. We have been gone to visit family and a Wedding in the family. It is GORGEOUS. I love it! Thank you so very much. I will post a blog about this wonderful prize. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Love, Valerie

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  7. Mary says:

    A tasty and pretty way to eat your veggies Jenna! I bet the Alfredo sauce makes it extra delicious!

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  8. Oh my Jenna…I love this…definitely headed to the store to get the remainder of the ingredients I need to make this!….

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  9. Helen Adams says:

    I love your Tian, it is so pretty and would be delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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