VEGETABLE TIAN…An In Season Fresh Vegetable Recipe From Sweet Basil

This recipe is a great use for fresh squash and zucchini…and as beautiful as it is delicious.

VEGETABLE TIAN 

VegetableTianYIELD: Makes 4-5 side dish servings

INGREDIENTS:

Nonstick cooking spray

1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for drizzling

1 large yellow onion, small diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced

1 medium yellow squash, thinly sliced

1 medium baking potato, thinly sliced

2 medium Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced

1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning (heaping)

Salt and pepper, to taste

1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

2 Tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat a round pie pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

In a medium pan, heat olive oil. Once hot, add chopped onion and garlic, cooking until soft and fragrant, 5-7 minutes. Spread the onion and garlic mixture on the bottom of pan. Evenly arrange the sliced vegetables on top, alternating as you go. Once you get all the way around, continue layering to fill the middle until no open space remains.

Drizzle all over with 1 Tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Cover with aluminum foil and bake covered for 30 minutes.

Remove aluminum foil and sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan. Return to oven and bake uncovered for an additional 15 minutes, or until cheese is golden brown.

Enjoy!

Follow us, like us, share us. We are Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens on Facebook. Look for us on Pinterest, Youtube, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter. We are a local Middle Georgia producer of farm fresh fruits and vegetables and members of the American Poultry Association, licensed by the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture as Poultry Dealers and Brokers, and a proud member of the Georgia Grown program, a division of the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture. We also breed, sell and ship poultry, pet pigs, bearded irises and much more. We have an 80 acre working farm, with great emphasis on all natural gardening and livestock management practices. An 1840’s general store is situated on our property, and serves as our on-site farmer’s market. We have a large vegetable and herb garden, fruit orchards and more. Conveniently located off of Interstate 75 near the Johnstonville Rd exit (#193). We are six miles west, located in Barnesville, Lamar County, Georgia.

Recipe post by Tisha Johnson Matthews, of Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens. Photo and recipe courtesy of Tisha Johnson Matthews. Special thanks to J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia for support and patience with all that I try and test.

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