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Caramelized Onion, Green Bean, and Cherry Tomato Tian

Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Yield

6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

This slightly sweet vegetable dish takes its name from the French term (pronounced tee-AHN) for mixed vegetables prepared gratin-style.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups (1-inch) cut green beans (about 1 pound)
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 cups thinly sliced onion
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 75
  • caloriesfromfat 16 %
  • fat 1.3 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • monofat 0.3 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 3.7 g
  • carbohydrate 14 g
  • fiber 3.7 g
  • cholesterol 2 mg
  • iron 1.3 mg
  • sodium 216 mg
  • calcium 86 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Cook beans in boiling water 3 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water; set aside.

  3. Heat a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add onion and next 4 ingredients (onion through pepper); saute 8 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Stir in vinegar, basil, and oregano; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

  4. Arrange beans in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with onion mixture. Arrange tomatoes on top of onion mixture, and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 400° for 35 minutes or until the cheese is lightly browned.