A tian is a dish that is popular in sunny Provence. You’ll need the best tomatoes and courgettes: seasonal and preferably organic. The best thing about this dish? Its simplicity. Like so many other good things in life…
Courgette & Tomato Tian
- 6 ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced
- 1 courgette, thinly sliced
- Herbes de Provence
- salt (preferably fleur de sel) and freshly-cracked pepper
- good-quality extra virgin olive oil
Preheat the oven to 180°C and lightly grease a round oven dish with a little olive oil. Layer the tomatoes and courgettes in a wheel pattern, slightly overlapping. Season with the Herbes de Provence and salt and pepper. Drizzle generously with olive oil and pop in the oven for approximately 40 minutes. Drizzle with a little more oil right before serving. This is a fantastic side dish with either fish or chicken.