Thursday, May 28, 2015

Zucchini and Tomato Gratin

Here is another Jacques Pepin recipe, a winning recipe with my boys, especially my little guy. My fussy one usually eats  his vegetables when he sees his big  brother eat them , who thankfully enjoys his vegetables.
I served this with my Chicken Ballotine   and is  a very easy dish to prepare.
Serving this up for May Potluck at IHCC

Recipe : Zucchini and Tomato Gratin recipe from Jacques Pepin's Recipe from the series Essential Pepin.

1 large zucchini or 2 small ones
2-3 beef tomatoes or regular tomatoes
2-3  tbsp olive oil
1 slice sandwich bread
2-3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese ( or use chedder if  unavailable)
1 tsp dried oregano or dried herbs
pinch salt and pepper
1 clove of garlic
1-2 tbsp olive oil

Preheat the oven to 200 degree celcius, that is  Gas mark 5 or 6 , I think.  My oven is getting old so controlling the oven temperature is becoming a bit difficult.

Lightly oil a  rectangular oven dish ( if you want the size, about 12 x 6 dish ,I think) with olive oil and set aside.

Slice the zucchini length wise.  Slice the tomato into rounds.  Arrange them over lapping each other in the oven dish. ( you can check how its done in the video here). Season with salt,( just sprinkle from a height) and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil. Set aside

Place bread slice , parmasan cheese  and garlic in a food processor and pulse to a make bread crumbs.
 Remove, mix in  herbs and olive oil , a tiny pinch salt and pepper.  Toss in olive oil so the bread crumbs are evenly coated in olive oil.

Sprinkle the topping all over the vegetables .  Pop in oven for 35 minutes until the top is nicely golden.


Linking this to  IHCC's May Potluck. Come over to visit and check out all the other delicious creations .


  1. Hi Nammi,

    Three cheers to you for feeding your boys so well. This is a wonderful vegetarian dish :D


  2. This is the perfect side dish! Glad to know that your boys are loving this veggie dish!

  3. This gratin dish is a winner for me too since I like zucchini and tomato. Thanks for bringing this dish to us.

  4. I am drooling over at that crunchy golden topping!


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  6. A crunchy topping is such a great way to make veg more enticing! This sounds like a perfect one for the summer zucchini glut.

  7. What a nice crunchy topping that bread crumb/Parmesan crumble provides! A perfect summertime side dish!

  8. Looks like a delicious vegetable dish. My son is a fussy eater and prefers his vegetables raw at the moment. I am hoping he grows out of this phase.

  9. That looks like a fabulous vegetable dish, especially with all of that golden crunchy cheese-y deliciousness on the top.

  10. Assalaam Alaikum Nammi and your dish looks delicious! I glad we are connected through this month's IHCC May Pot Luck! Pinned!

  11. I feel your pain when it comes to trying to feed children vegetables! Wow, it is a chore! This gratin is so fantastic! I love how crispy and golden brown the crust is. A gorgeous crust like that is what always wins over my kiddos. Looks like a wonderful recipe! Great choice:)

  12. looks great looking forward to making with zucchini from the garden

  13. What a great dish! Fabulous choice for this week.

  14. Your gratin looks so appealing and is really good especially for people who don't love veggies like your little man. It's really good as a side dish. I'm bookmarking this :)

  15. looks very delicious...feel like having it right now


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