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Healthy Squash and Tomato Casserole

Healthy Squash and Tomato Casserole – Summer squash, zucchini, tomato and herbs make this colorful and healthy side dish a great vegan addition to any summer meal.

Healthy Squash and Tomato Casserole - Summer squash, zucchini, tomato and herbs make this colorful and healthy side dish a great vegan addition to any summer meal.

Hellloooo squash.

It's zucchini season around here again and I feel late to the party.

I tried to plant zucchini in my patio garden this year but so far I only have flowers!

Usually I don't have the best of luck with growing things but I have been able to pick a couple tomatoes. I had to buy these zucchini from Trader Joe's and I bought in bulk – so you may be seeing them again real soon.

Zucchini bread was going to be first on my list… but I'm currently on a kick of not eating bread, which might not last because it's making me crazy and sad. In an attempt to survive another gluten-free day, this dish was born!

Healthy Squash and Tomato Casserole - Summer squash, zucchini, tomato and herbs make this colorful and healthy side dish a great vegan addition to any summer meal.

I'm not really sure if I should even call this is a casserole, since I usually think of some combination of bread and cheese goodness when I hear that word.

It's kind of more like a squash salad though I don't know about you, but I've never baked a salad before. You can add cheese to it if you want, but I don't think you want to ruin all the pretty colors!

Also I'm trying not eating dairy. Temporarily. You might as well commit me.

Healthy Squash and Tomato Casserole - Summer squash, zucchini, tomato and herbs make this colorful and healthy side dish a great vegan addition to any summer meal.

The most creative design I could think of is this circle. Apparently gluten and dairy are what makes me creative. (Do I sound desperate?)

Healthy Squash and Tomato Casserole - Summer squash, zucchini, tomato and herbs make this colorful and healthy side dish a great vegan addition to any summer meal.I (tried to) cut all the veggies about 1/4 inch thick. Then just drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil, add a teaspoon of herbs (de provence) and pinch of salt and bake at 400°F for 30 minutes! Easy peasy.

For a gluten-free and dairy-free dish, it's pretty tasty.
Healthy Squash and Tomato Casserole - Summer squash, zucchini, tomato and herbs make this colorful and healthy side dish a great vegan addition to any summer meal.

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Healthy Squash and Tomato Casserole - Summer squash, zucchini, tomato and herbs make this colorful and healthy side dish a great vegan addition to any summer meal.
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Healthy Squash and Tomato Casserole

Healthy Squash and Tomato Casserole - Summer squash, zucchini, tomato and herbs make this colorful and healthy side dish a great vegan addition to any summer meal.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author Kelly @ Trial and Eater

Ingredients

  • 1/2 large zucchini cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 small yellow summer squash cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 2 medium tomatoes cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon herbs de provence
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • In an 8 inch round pan, layer the zucchini, yellow squash and tomato, alternating until the pan is full.
  • Drizzle olive oil evenly on top.
  • Sprinkle herbs and salt.
  • Cook for 30 minutes or until tender.

Notes

Cooking time and quantities may vary depending on how thick you cut the squash and tomatoes.

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AJ

Wednesday 29th of August 2018

Can you use green tomatoes instead of red?

Kelly

Thursday 30th of August 2018

Green tomatoes will definitely be a different flavor, and I've actually only ever had them fried. But you could try if you know you like the taste!

Lauren @ ihadabiglunch

Monday 10th of August 2015

I knew you would use herbes de provence! It's one of my favorite herbs and wayyyy underutilized. It's so perfect in a dish like this. Looks delicious and the photos are so, so beautiful and colorful.

Julie

Tuesday 4th of August 2015

This reminds me of a cucumber salad I made the other night, only your recipe is baked! I love this idea, I will definitely give this a try :)

Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel

Monday 3rd of August 2015

All the best summer veggies!! Looks so pretty with all the colors!