Provençal Tian is a vegetable dish from Provence (South of France). The name Tian comes from the earthenware dish traditionally used to bake it. Provençal Tian uses vegetables traditionally found in Provence: eggplant, zucchini and tomatoes, along with olive oil, and Provence herbs. Flavors meld while vegetables bake in the oven on low heat over an extended period of time. It is an absolutely delicious way to savor vegetables! A light, healthy, and flavorful dish!
Since this dish really showcases vegetables, I recommend using the best vegetables you can find, preferably organic vegetables.
You should be able to find Provence herbs in your local grocery store. Otherwise, you can find it at Trader Joe’s. You can also order it online:
Preheat oven to 280 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake about 4 pinches of minced onion and 2 pinches of garlic in your baking dish for about 10 minutes. In the meantime, slice your vegetables. Try to make slices of the same thickness for all vegetables.
Place the slices of vegetables over the minced onion and garlic, alternating the vegetables in this order: eggplant, tomato, zucchini, tomato, eggplant, tomato, and so on. Pour olive oil all over the vegetables. Season with herbes de Provence, salt, pepper, and another pinch of minced garlic.