Vegetable Tian Recipe

Vegetable Tian Recipe

  • Author: Ivy Larson
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 80 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Vegetable Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Clean Eating


If you are trying to get the family to eat more vegetables, this Vegetable Tian Recipe should do the trick! It’s a casserole-style baked vegetable dish everyone is sure to love.



  • 1 eggplant (cut diagonally into 1/4-inch thick slices (try to buy organic eggplant if possible))
  • 2 zucchini (cut diagonally into 1/4-inch slices (try to buy organic zucchini if possible))
  • 3 large beefsteak organic tomatoes (see notes below regarding organic)
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil (or avocado oil, divided)
  • Pink Himalayan Sea Salt (to taste)
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 3 slices whole grain bread (I like sprouted Food for Life brand)
  • 1 cup pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 cloves garlic


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Lightly oil the bottom and sides of a 9 x 12-inch casserole dish. Arrange half of the eggplant in a single layer on the bottom of the dish. Top with half of the zucchini and half of the tomato. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Place bread in a food processor, process into coarse crumbs. Add the pine nuts, basil, oregano, thyme and garlic to processor; process until ingredients are well-combined. Sprinkle 1/2 of the breadcrumb mixture evenly over the tomatoes.
  4. Repeat layers with remaining eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, oil, salt pepper and breadcrumb mixture.
  5. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until vegetables are tender and topping is light golden brown. Serve warm.


Ideally, you would buy all of your vegetables organic, but I realize that is not always possible. However, since tomatoes are consistently on the EWG’s “Dirty Dozen” list, it is especially important to buy organic tomatoes.