A vegetable tian is a nutritious side dish loaded with vegetables and lots of flavor!
Traditionally tian is a layered dish that features thin vegetable slices atop a tomato sauce base. Overtime, other vegetables have been added, and some recipes also include various meats.
Most recipes use olive oil, but I prefer to only use olive oil for very low temperature cooking or drizzling because of it’s low smoking point. The ghee adds a nice buttery flavor and pairs well with the cheese.
While foil is helpful and sometimes needed in a recipe, I don’t like the foil to touch the food because of the potential for aluminum to get into the food. To remedy this, I use a piece of parchment followed by a piece of foil.