Le Tian

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Sharon123

This vegetable specialty takes its name from the glazed earthenware dish in which it is traditionally baked. Lovely presentation and great taste! This recipe came from Country Living magazine.

Top Review by Tamara C.

This was really good. I had some eggplant from my CSA share and picked up some tomatoes at the farmer's market along with some home grown basil. Other than adding some banana pepper with the garlic, using basil and shredded mozz instead of sliced those were my only changes. This is one that will go into my recipe box to be made again and again during eggplant season. Simple and delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 400*F.
  2. LIghtly oil 12x9" oval baking dish.
  3. In bottom of baking dish, scatter garlic halves.
  4. Starting at one side of dish, create 3 lengthwise rows of vegetables, alternating slices of eggplant, onion, and tomato, that are standing on edge, until dish is full.
  5. Brush vegetables with 2 tbls.
  6. olive oil and sprinkle with the salt.
  7. Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until eggplant is very tender.
  8. Carefully remove baking dish from oven and randomly insert cheese slices into vegetable rows.
  9. Brush with remaining 1 tbls.
  10. oil and sprinkle with thyme leaves.
  11. Return baking dish to oven and bake 12 to 15 minutes or until cheese melts.
  12. Cool at least 10 minutes before serving.
  13. top with thyme sprigs, if desired.
  14. Enjoy!

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