Monday, August 12, 2013

Summer Vegetable Tian


If I had to describe summer with a single dish, it might possibly be this tian, or a peach pie. With all of these colorful vegetables packed into a tart pan, it just screams summer.

For the main vegetables, I used zucchini, squash, tomatoes and potatoes. You could definitely try eggplant or change it however much you want, though.





Also, if you have a mandolin, now would be a great time to use it. Using a knife works just as well, though, which is what I did!


Stacking everything together was my favorite part. Layers are a really great.


Then, once you brush everything together with the dressing, your vegetables are ready for the oven. It's wonderful and fresh and the best dish to make before we get hooked into the fall!


Summer Vegetable Tian
serves 4 

for the vegetables:
2 teaspoons olive oil 
1 large red bell pepper, small diced
1/2 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon freshly chopped basil 
2 medium tomatoes 
2 medium russet potatoes 
1 large squash
1 large zucchini

for the dressing: 
1 tablespoons mustard
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon thyme

Preheat oven to 350F. 
Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan. Add the red bell pepper, onion and garlic and saute 5-6 minutes. Spread into the bottom of a round tart pan or other casserole dish. Sprinkle with the Parmesan and basil. 
Thinly slice the tomatoes, potatoes, squash and zucchini. Layer these vegetables in a circular, tight pattern atop the onion mixture. 
To make the dressing, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together. Brush atop the vegetables. 
Cover with foil and bake 30-40 minutes. Remove the foil and bake another 10-15 minutes. 


  1. kirsten@FarmFreshFeastsAugust 13, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Elizabeth, your presentation and photography are terrific, and yes, looking at this does scream "summer" at me, with the shrieking cicadas outside for competition.
    Very nice job!

  2. So beautiful it doesn't need a crust!

  3. GORGEOUS, Elizabeth! The quintessential summertime dish :)

  4. Beautiful tian!

  5. indiaandworldcuisine.blogspot.September 25, 2013 at 4:47 AM

    glorious food snaps.....loved this summery tian...vibrant colors and fresh crisp flavor :-)



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