Le Tian

"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."
Le Tian created by Sharon123
Ready In:
1hr 15mins



  • Heat oven to 400*F.
  • LIghtly oil 12x9" oval baking dish.
  • In bottom of baking dish, scatter garlic halves.
  • 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.
  • Brush vegetables with 2 tbls.
  • olive oil and sprinkle with the salt.
  • Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until eggplant is very tender.
  • Carefully remove baking dish from oven and randomly insert cheese slices into vegetable rows.
  • Brush with remaining 1 tbls.
  • oil and sprinkle with thyme leaves.
  • Return baking dish to oven and bake 12 to 15 minutes or until cheese melts.
  • Cool at least 10 minutes before serving.
  • top with thyme sprigs, if desired.
  • Enjoy!
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  1. hunterchic13
    My sisters and I made this at Easter and we followed the recipe excatly, but we ended up having to put it in two dishes just to accomodate all the food. The flavors were really good though. If I make it again, i'll be sure to cut the recipe in half.
  2. 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.
  3. samcp4
    Fantastic, clean plates all round. the only change I made was to add a layer of potatoes. This will undoubtedly be made again, rave reviews from the whole family. Thanks for a wonderful recipe.
  4. najwa
    Excellent and easy. DH loved it, thanks!
  5. Loves2Teach
    I have to say I didn't think I was going to like this recipe- But I really did. The eggplant was so tender and good. Loved all the flavors mixed together. Thanks so much for sharing!

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