Aaron Kirk
Active Time
25 Mins
Total Time
50 Mins
Yield: serves 6 (serving size: 1 slice)

This Provençal-style gratin is a dish of summery, simple vegetables cooked just long enough to soften without losing their fresh flavor. With a generous amount of parmesan, and olive oil the tian is both delicious and has an easy-to-execute upscale presentation. Look for veggies that are all around the same diameter and use a mandoline to get uniform slices. Pair this side dish with any classic American or French protein.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Spread tomato, squash, zucchini, and eggplant slices out on a rimmed baking pan, exposing as much of each slice as possible. Sprinkle vegetables evenly with 3/8 teaspoon of the salt.

Step 2

Arrange stacked slices of vegetables in a pattern upright in a lightly greased 2 1/2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with pepper and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Step 3

Whisk together oil and garlic, and drizzle evenly over vegetables. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake in preheated oven until cheese is lightly golden, and vegetables are tender and begin to char on top, about 25 minutes.

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