Tomato Tian

Tomato TianHere’s another wonderful side dish for the holidays. I love making Vegetable Tianbut this time I decided to keep it all about the tomatoes. I picked up some beautiful yellow tomatoes at the store recently and decided to make a tian using them along with some Roma tomatoes I already had on hand. I topped the baked tomatoes with shredded Parmesan cheese and Italian flavored panko as well as fresh chopped basil. This dish was easy to make and it tasted delicious.

Tomato Tian:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of
  • 4 firm yellow tomatoes
  • 4 firm red tomatoes (I used Roma)
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • Italian flavored panko crumbs
  • Fresh basil, chopped

Tomato Tian

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a circular baking dish with cooking spray.

Slice the tomatoes into thick slices then layer them alternately in the baking dish, fitting them into a tight spiral, making only one layer. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste then drizzle them with a bit of olive oil.

Tomato Tian

Place into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and turn the oven to broil. Sprinkle the tomatoes with Parmesan cheese and panko crumbs then place under the broiler, on the middle rack, for 1-2 minutes or until the panko crumbs are golden brown. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with freshly chopped basil. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Tomato Tian

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3 Responses to “Tomato Tian”

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    Cindy — December 3, 2010 @ 5:14 am

    My husband will love this!

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    Holly — October 17, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    Made this last night with red, yellow and green tomatoes. So incredibly easy and so incredibly YUM! Both the hubby and I loved it and will definitely become a regular addition to our arsenal of good eats!

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    anne — October 23, 2012 @ 8:29 am

    okay, i don’t know anyone who doesn’t get a little weak in the knees over tomatoes! and you’ve made this dish so beautifully. i’m headed off to the farmers market later this afternoon. i hope i can find some yellow tomatoes and basil – i’d love to make this with dinner tonight!

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