Grilled vegetable tian recipe

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  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian








10 min


55 min

A tian is like a layered flan - really quick and easy to make and looks impressive. A tasty accompaniment to fish, white meat or on its own


  • 250g aubergine
  • 400g courgettes
  • 3 Ramiro peppers
  • 75-90ml olive oil
  • 1tbsp pesto
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 60g ciabatta or focaccia bread slices, or thick chunks of bread
  • 2tbsp parsley
  • 2tbsp basil
  • 80g Cheshire cheese, finely grated


  • Heat oven to 200ºC (400ºF, gas mark 6).

  • Cut the aubergine and courgette into 5mm slices and the peppers into thick wedges.

  • Mix the oil with the pesto and garlic.

  • Heat a large pan and brush the vegetables lightly with the oil mixture and cook on both sides until they start to soften.

  • Whiz the bread with the herbs in a food processor. Season well.

  • In a ceramic quiche (26cm) or casserole dish (approx 26cm x 22cm) sprinkle a layer of half the breadcrumbs on the base. Then arrange the aubergine and courgettes in overlapping circles or rows, leaving room to place the peppers in the centre.

  • Add the cheese to the remaining breadcrumb mixture and scatter over the top of the tian. Bake in the oven for 20 mins until crisp.

  • Season to taste and serve at room temperature, with a salad.

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