Now is the height of vegetable season in Wisconsin ,when tomatoes are at their peak and the zucchini plants are the most prolific. After the hot humid days of July , the cool evenings of the past week have been a welcome relief and you don’t need to avoid turning on the oven!A layered vegetable bake (or if you want to get fancy “Tomato Zucchini Tian”) showcases the vibrant colors and rich smooth flavors of the garden bounty. You can vary the quantity of the ingredients depending on the produce available. Some of the greatest recipes are discovered when not following a recipe at all!
Tomato Zucchini Tian
Herbs (basil, thyme and/or rosemary)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Chop onions (and eggplant, if using) and fry in a small amount of olive oil until softened and slightly brown. Meanwhile, slice summer squash and tomatoes into rounds 1/8″ thick. Chop the herbs. Lightly coat a glass loaf pan with cooking spray or olive oil. Layer 1/3 of the onions, then squash, and finally tomatoes. Top with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, pepper, and herbs. Repeat layers until all of the vegetables are used. Bake at 350 for 1 hour, until the top layer of tomatoes are starting to crisp.
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