Caramelized Onion, Green Bean, and
Cherry Tomato Tian

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Source: Cooking Light, DECEMBER 2001
CL Comments: This slightly sweet vegetable dish takes its name from the French term (pronounced tee-AHN) for mixed vegetables prepared gratin-style.
Amy's Comments: The balsamic and caramalized onions were slightly sweet and the cheese gave it a bite. This dish was INSANELY good and quite pretty!


5 cups (1-inch) cut green beans (about 1 pound)
Cooking spray
3 cups thinly sliced onion
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
4 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Cook beans in boiling water 3 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water; set aside.
  3. Heat a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add onion and next 4 ingredients (onion through pepper); saute 8 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Stir in vinegar, basil, and oregano; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Arrange beans in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with onion mixture. Arrange tomatoes on top of onion mixture, and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 400° for 35 minutes or until the cheese is lightly browned.


Healthy Units: 1 per serving
CALORIES 75(16% from fat); FAT 1.3g (sat 0.6g,mono 0.3g,poly 0.2g); PROTEIN 3.7g; CHOLESTEROL 2mg; CALCIUM 86mg; SODIUM 216mg; FIBER 3.7g; IRON 1.3mg; CARBOHYDRATE 14g

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