Tian Provencal

If you are looking for a new vegetarian centerpiece, this baked dish is both gorgeous and delicious.

1 long eggplant
1 zucchini
1 yellow summer squash
2 tomatoes
1½ cup crushed tomatoes
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
½ teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon olive oil
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
Fresh basil leaves

1. In a small saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, sauté 3 minutes until the onion becomes transparent. Add oregano and dried thyme and mix. Finally, pour in the crushed tomatoes, chopped basil, salt and pepper. Mix and let it cook on low heat for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat.

2. Preheat the oven to 350º. During this time, cut the eggplant, zucchini, yellow summer squash and tomatoes to make thin slices.

3. Pour the tomato sauce into a pie dish and place all the slices of vegetables one after the other in the dish. Add a drizzle of olive oil on top, salt and pepper. Place in the oven for 40 minutes. Take out of the oven and garnish with a few basil leaves on top.

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