This beautiful recipe for Tian Provencal (French Baked Summer Vegetables) was created by our French recipe developer and food photographer Mary Devinat. If you are looking for a new vegetarian centerpiece for lunch or dinner, Tian Provencal is both gorgeous and delicious. We hope you enjoy it! Read more about the dish from Mary below.

When I prepare this dish, I can only remember the summers I spent as a child in the Luberon, a very beautiful corner of Provence. You hear the cicadas singing and you feel that typical heat there. These are just great memories and the cuisine is very important.

The Tian Provençal is a very traditional dish in the south of France. We do a lot of them because the vegetables grow very well and they are delicious. It is a light and very tasty dish that I like to prepare during summer time. It has the advantage of being good hot or cold. You can therefore enjoy it cold during the hot summer months with other dishes and sides. This is perfect when you’re having a dinner outside under a pergola with friends.

In France, we really like adapting our recipes with what we have on hand. So there are many versions of this recipe. You can add mozzarella slices if you like or just use tomato and eggplant slices. For this version, I wanted to have fun with the colors by varying 4 vegetables. The tomato sauce base also brings a lot of juice to the dish and allows the vegetables to cook better. I hope you like this southern French taste!

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Tian Provencal

Tian Provencal (French Baked Summer Vegetables)

Mary Devinat
4.77 from 13 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 4
Calories 133 kcal


  • 1 long eggplant
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 yellow summer squash
  • 2 to matoes
  • 1 1/2 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh basil leaves


  • In a small saucepan, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil on medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, sauté 3 minutes until the onion becomes transparent. Add oregano and dried thyme and mix. Finally, pour in the crushed tomatoes, chopped basil, salt and pepper. Mix and let it cook on low heat for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. During this time, cut the eggplant, zucchini, yellow summer squash and tomatoes to make thin slices.
  • Pour the tomato sauce into a pie dish and place all the slices of vegetables one after the other in the dish. Add a drizzle of olive oil on top, salt and pepper. Place in the oven for 40 minutes. Take out of the oven and garnish with a few basil leaves on top.


Calories: 133kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 129mgPotassium: 724mgFiber: 4gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1019IUVitamin C: 37mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 2mg
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About the Author: Mary Devinat
Mary is a photographer, food stylist and recipe developer. She is French and grew up in Paris. "It is the beautiful country where I learned to love good cooking". Mary presently lives in Philadelphia with her husband.


  1. MaryAnne Bastek June 19, 2022 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I have made this several times and it always delicious and well received. I just received fresh garden veggies and am making again tonight. I love the presentation of it. Looks so elegant but so easy to make. Definitely a winner.

    • Bill Bradley, R.D. June 20, 2022 at 10:01 am - Reply

      This is definitely the best when the vegetables are fresh. Enjoy!

  2. Sheila October 29, 2021 at 8:07 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I made this for a gathering dinner with a few friends who usually make fun of me for all the veggies I eat. This was completely gone at the end of the evening. Lots of other dishes not even half eaten! Bravo! It was so delish!

    • Bill Bradley, R.D. October 29, 2021 at 10:49 am - Reply

      Love to hear stories like this. Thank you for sharing and glad you loved the recipe.

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