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vegan vegetable tian served on a dish with a fork


Prep: 20 min
Cook: 45 min
Total: 1 hr 5 min
Servings: 6

A wonderful vegetable tian recipe that layers thinly cut vegetables and roasts them to perfection. This light, simple dish highlights classic flavors.

Author Louisa Nicholson
by Louisa Nicholson
Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients & Directions

Recipe Ingredients


Yield: 1 Dish of Vegetables (6 Servings)
Needed Kitchenware: Mandoline, mixing bowl, baking dish with cover, oven
  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 2 large yellow squash
  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
Recipe Directions


  • Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  • Using a mandoline, thinly slice the tomatoes, squash, eggplant, onion, and zucchini.
  • Dice or crush the garlic cloves. In a large mixing bowl, mix 5 tbsp olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper together. Now place the thinly sliced squash, eggplant, onion, and zucchini in the bowl and mix together with the olive oil mixture so that every slice has some mixture on it.
  • Grease the baking dish with the remaining 1 tbsp olive oil.
  • Place each slice into the pan standing up on its side alternating each vegetable. Tomtato, squash, eggplant, squash, tomato, onion, zucchini, etc.
  • Place the cover on the vegetables and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the cover and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the dish to cool before serving. Enjoy!

No need to add the olive oil mixture to the tomatoes as we use this mixture to help prevent the vegetables from drying out while also providing flavor. The tomatoes have a lot of moisture and don't risk drying out.

You might need to adjust baking time. You will want to be sure the vegetables are cooked through and starting to char slightly on top.

Recipe nutrition

Nutritional Information

Yield: 1 Dish of Vegetables
Servings: 6
Information per serving:
Energy: 190.6 kcal
Carbohydrate: 16.2 g
Protein: 2.8 g
Fiber: 5.1 g
Sugar: 7.4 g
Fat: 14 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.9 g
Polyunsatured Fat: 1.6 g
Omega-3: 0.2 g
Omega-6: 1.3 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Choline: 18.2 mg 4% DV
Folate: 37.1 µg 9% DV
A: 1259.9 IU 54% DV
B1: 0.1 mg 10% DV
B2: 0 mg 4% DV
B3: 1.2 mg 8% DV
B5: 0.3 mg 5% DV
B6: 0.2 mg 14% DV
B12: 0 mg 0% DV
C: 28.5 mg 38% DV
D: 0 IU 0% DV
E: 2.7 mg 17% DV
K: 18.2 µg 20% DV
Calcium: 39.6 mg 3% DV
Copper: 0.1 mg 14% DV
Iron: 1 mg 5% DV
Magnesium: 27.9 mg 8% DV
Manganese: 0.3 mg 18% DV
Phosphorus: 52.3 mg 7% DV
Potassium: 411.1 mg 8% DV
Selenium: 0.4 µg 0% DV
Sodium: 399.3 mg 26% DV
Zinc: 0.4 mg 5% DV

Please note nutritional information varies dependent on agricultural conditions, consistency in manufacturing processes, and honesty in reporting. We cannot accurately report on the amount of harmful chemicals or beneficial plant constituents that might be present in these ingredients. We cannot report on the content of material added during the cooking process. We cannot guarantee if the vitamins present are natural or synthetic. We make no guarantees to the accuracy of this information and continue to suggest purchasing organic, high-quality, fresh ingredients from local, trusted sources. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet and values come regulated from the FDA. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your needs.

Tips, Suggestions, Photos, & More Information

vegetable tian dish in a different baking dish

An easy recipe for a vegetable tian that isn't dry, flavorless, or boring. We use a variety of different vegetables here and you can certainly adjust the amounts. Shown above, we used a lot of less tomato in this test bake and a ton more garlic for a garlic lover.

Feel free adjust this recipe to your liking after trying it out, including how thin or thick your slices are.

Prepare your vegetables, mix with oil, and place your chosen vegetables in a baking dish of your choice.

And bake until perfection! Couldn't be easier.

What's the Difference Between a Tian vs Ratatouille?

We think the main difference is a tomato base. A tian dish is usually thinly sliced vegetables roasted with various oil, herbs, garlic, and onion, and can be covered with cheese. A ratatouille dish is usually a tian but with a tomato base. A ratatouille dish can be made the same way as a tian, by elegantly placing the vegetables as we do here, but is also very commonly made in a pot as a stew. While a tian might contain tomato slices, a ratatouille's tomato base is pureed or stewed tomatoes with various ingredients and comprises the majority of the flavor.

Can I Add Cheese to a Tian Dish?

Yes! At step 7, when you uncover the dish, add the cheese you wish to use all over the vegetables. We recommend using a vegan parmesan.


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