Vegetable Tian

Recently, I have been trying to go more vegetarian with my diet (see my blurb on animal cruelty in the “resources” section). This Vegetable Tian recipe is a wonderful vegetarian dish and it is very flavorful. It has zucchini, tomatoes, potatoes, onion, garlic and is seasoned with thyme, pepper, olive oil, and a little bit of Parmesan cheese. I haven’t quite figured out what to serve it with, but it is pretty filling on its own. Perhaps some french bread? I have seen other recipes use breadcrumbs, which I will try next time I make this healthy dish. What is your favorite vegetarian recipe? I need some more ideas 🙂

Recipe adapted from Barefoot in Paris, 2004.

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Vegetable Tian
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Serves: 4
  • ½ yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 fresh garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 russet potatoes or 4-5 gold potatoes, peeled
  • 2 large zucchini
  • 2 tomatoes
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • ½ cup fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Wash, peel and slice vegetables.
  3. Saute onions and garlic in heated olive oil in a medium skillet for 7 minutes.
  4. Add onions and garlic to the bottom of a pie dish, and layer sliced vegetables around in 3 circles.
  5. Season with salt, pepper, thyme, and drizzle 1-2 tbsp olive oil over the top.
  6. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 35 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over and bake uncovered for another 30 minutes.
  8. Let cool briefly before serving.

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  1. kitchenriffs says:

    Oh, pretty! Really a nice looking dish! Maybe serve it with hummus or another bean dip (for protein) and you’ve got your complete meal. When I’m looking for vegetarian recipes, the first place I always look is in Indian cookbooks – much of the country is vegetarian, so you know you’ll find lots of ideas there. Anyway, good post – thanks.

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  3. THERESE HAAS says:

    I may have found this recipe a bit late in the game. So glad I did. these are the recipes that should be posted all over pintreast. I find more junk food than my poor eye can take on that site.

  4. Erin says:

    This was awesome! I made it for dinner tonight and loved it! Thank you for another great recipe, keep them coming!

  5. Jane says:

    This is one of my favorite dishes to prepare for company or take to a pot luck. It’s so colorful, delicious, and good for you. To make it even healthier, I include yellow squash, and I use either small sweet potatoes, or unpeeled small red potatoes.

  6. Cal says:

    Kristianne, you are awesome! This is beautiful and I am making it exactly as written. It’s simple, looks fun to eat, and the presentation couldn’t be more lovely.
    Quinoa is still relatively expensive; even though a complete protein, it’s high in calories for the amount of protein, so maybe I will go with a barley, brown rice, tstd. sesame seeds, mixed w/ a legume such as peas, chickpeas or black beans as a side. Nothing against quinoa. It’s just that there are many other wonderful options that are far less expensive. <3

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