Here’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 Cooking.net
- 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
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.
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.
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