Are you looking for a veggie filled side dish that's got a pretty presentation? Ina Garten's recipe for Vegetable Tian fits the bill perfectly! This dish is easy to put together and is a great way to use up some yummy produce. The colors of this recipe make you want to dive right in!
The combination of the potatoes, zucchini and tomatoes makes this a one-stop recipe. Your starch and your veggies are all right there...no need for a second dish to round out the meal. And the Gruyere cheese...Oh my! Gruyere has GOT to be one of my favorite varieties of cheese. If you look closely at the photos, you can see that I actually had to substitute a little cheddar cheese since I didn't have enough Gruyere. It tasted great, and I'm sure you could substitute your favorite if you aren't crazy about Gruyere.
This dish is so pretty that it would make a great addition to your holiday table this season.
Before going into the oven...
Source: Barefoot in Paris by Ina Garten
- Good olive oil
- 2 large yellow onions, cut in half and sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 pound medium round potatoes, unpeeled
- 3/4 pound zucchini
- 1 1/4 pounds medium tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, plus extra sprigs
- 2 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Brush a 9 by 13 by 2-inch baking dish with olive oil. In a medium saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and cook the onions over medium-low heat for 8 to 10 minutes, until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Spread the onion mixture on the bottom of the baking dish.
Slice the potatoes, zucchini, and tomatoes in 1/4-inch thick slices. Layer them alternately in the dish on top of the onions, fitting them tightly, making only 1 layer. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, thyme leaves, and thyme sprigs and drizzle with 1 more tablespoon of olive oil. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the potatoes are tender.
Uncover the dish, remove the thyme sprigs, sprinkle the cheese on top, and bake for another 30 minutes until browned. Serve warm.