Baked vegetable gratin made of four simple vegetable beautifully layered in a baking dish to create a rainbow dinner.
Gratin originated from French cuisine and it is a very simple baked dish that French people loves to prepare as a quick and healthy dinner. Typical French gratin – the one I have been used to eat as a French kid – are topped with creamy white sauce, eggs and milk or cheese. Here I revisited my mum classic gratin recipe to be a bit lighter – no cream or eggs. A simple combo of dried herbs, extra virigin flavorsome olive oil and stretchy low fat mozzarella cheese.
I love spring. Sun is finally back, birds are singing and all the spring vegetables are now available bringing some colors to our plate. It is also this time of the year when we are thinking about eating healthier and better to be energized for summer. This 30- minutes baked vegetable gratin is the kind of easy vegetarian dinner I love to prepare right now because it is very fulfilling, tasty and a light clean dinner. Here I revisited my mum baked potato gratin that she is making with lots of cheese, potatoes, onions, eggs, milk and cream.
I reviewed her recipe to be a little bit healthier – switching potatoes by sweet potatoes, adding some zucchini, red onions and tomatoes for colors and to get more nourishing carbs. This 30-minutes baked vegetable gratin is simply cooked in a virgin olive oil that I flavored with herbs and garlic. I love to add some grated low fat mozzarella on top of my gratin but it is very optional, if you are vegan use vegan mozzarella or use crunchy sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds instead of cheese. I recommend to sprinkle extra dried herbs on the top and bake until golden and crispy. It add so much flavor to this simple baked vegetable gratin with zucchini and sweet potato.
You can serve this vegetable gratin as a side dish with lovely grilled meat or fish or serve as a light dinner. I recommend to bake those vegetables in a one-layer-baking dish. If there is too much layers the cooking time will be much longer. I did cook my vegetables in two small baking dishes in thin layers. And if you love healthy zucchini recipes, have a look to my zucchini fritters or zucchini balls recipe. Both makes super healthy dinner too ! Enjoy this simple recipe.
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Nutrition Panel is for one person. This recipe serve 6 persons.