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Summer Tomato Tian

4 Servings

1¾ hours (15 minutes active), plus cooling

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In Provence, France, a tian is a casserole of sliced vegetables as well as the round, shallow earthenware vessel in which the dish is baked. A classic tian showcases an assortment of summer produce, but here the focus is on tomatoes seasoned with garlic and herbs. We opt exclusively for plum tomatoes, which are firmer and drier than regular round tomatoes, and because they withstand long baking and yield deep, rich, concentrated flavor. Ripe, in-season tomatoes are best, of course, but even less-than-stellar fruits are good. We love this served warm with crusty bread and cheese, but the tomatoes can be refrigerated for up to a week and tucked into sandwiches or offered alongside grilled or roasted meats and seafood.




Don’t worry if the tomatoes are tightly packed in the baking dish. They will reduce in volume as they bake.

1¾ hours

(15 minutes active), plus cooling



Edward M.
September 19, 2022
Really, really good!
Having never made nor had this before, I would have liked amounts for salt and pepper ... at least as a starting point. 6 Tablespoons of olive oil seemed like a lot perhaps making it too oily, so I used only 4 tablespoons which worked out just fine. If you've not made this yet, seize the opportunity before those wonderful, unwaxed, summer plum tomatoes are gone!
Amy G.
September 2, 2022
I wasn't clear on how to use 6 sprigs of basil, so I used individual leaves and only used about two sprigs. Any advice on that is appreciated.
Shannon M.
August 31, 2022
So good
Made this for dinner with crostini and burrata. Enough for 2-3 for main meal. It’s super easy and delicious.