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Eggplant, Zucchini, and Tomato Tian

Photo: Gentl & Hyers; Styling: Kendra Smoot
Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)
Tian, a French word used throughout Provence, refers to both a shallow cooking vessel and the food cooked in it. An 11 x 7-inch glass or ceramic baking dish works well for this eggplant, zucchini, and tomato creation, but if you have a 2-quart tian or gratin dish, all the better.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Japanese eggplant, cut diagonally into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1 pound zucchini, cut diagonally into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 pound large beefsteak tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 4 ounces French bread baguette
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

Nutrition Information

  • calories 191
  • fat 8.1 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • monofat 3.7 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 10 g
  • carbohydrate 22.3 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 12 mg
  • iron 1.6 mg
  • sodium 459 mg
  • calcium 178 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2. Arrange eggplant and zucchini in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Lightly coat vegetables with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes. Arrange half of eggplant in a single layer in an 11 x 7-inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with half of zucchini and half of tomato. Drizzle 2 1/4 teaspoons oil evenly over vegetables. Sprinkle vegetables evenly with 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.

  3. Place bread in a food processor; process until coarse crumbs measure 2 cups. Add cheese and next 4 ingredients (through garlic) to processor; process until combined. Sprinkle 1 1/2 cups breadcrumb mixture evenly over tomato. Repeat layers with remaining eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, oil, salt, pepper, and breadcrumb mixture. Pour broth over top. Bake at 375° for 1 hour or until vegetables are tender and topping is browned.