I found the fifth and final recipe for Cookbook Week* in The New Sonoma Cookbook by Connie Guttersen RD, Ph.D. This cookbook is filled with over 200 simple recipes for a healthy, more delicious way to live. I love that there is a whole range of recipes – breakfasts, soups, roasts, desserts, and holiday meal ideas. I saw the recipe for this gratin and decided to make it for dinner. It was really easy to make and tasted flavorful and delicious. I adapted it a bit by using tomato basil feta and fresh basil instead of plain feta and oregano. It turned out to be a big hit with my daughter, husband, and me but my son didn’t care for it. His loss our gain.
*Cookbook Week: I was recently sent 5 wonderful cookbooks (food blogger perks) so I decided to do a recipe from each book this week – October 10-14, 2011 – (First recipe), (Second recipe), (Third recipe), (Fourth recipe).
How to Make Tomato, Squash, and Feta Gratin:
- 1-2 tsp garlic olive oil
- 1 zucchini, sliced 1/4 inch thick coins
- 1 yellow squash, sliced 1/4 inch thick coins
- Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp basil, chopped
- 1/4 cup tomato basil feta
- 6-7 small vine-ripened tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a small baking dish with cooking spray.
Place the sliced zucchini and squash coins into a bowl then season with a bit of olive oil, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; toss to coat evenly. In another bowl add the green onions, garlic, fresh basil, and feta cheese and mix well.
Lay the zucchini slices in the pan, slightly overlapping them like shingles. Sprinkle with some of the feta mixture. Layer the yellow squash slices on top of the zucchini, slightly overlapping them like shingles. Sprinkle with some of the feta mixture. Layer the tomatoes on top of the yellow squash, slightly overlapping them like shingles. Sprinkle with the remaining feta mixture. Drizzle with some olive oil if desired.
Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net
Adapted recipe by For the Love of Cooking.net Original recipe by Connie Guttersen, RD, Ph.D. – The New Sonoma Cookbook
GIVEAWAY – **GIVEAWAY CLOSED – WINNER ANNOUNCED**:
The generous people who sent me my cookbook want to give one of my readers a copy too. All you have to do to enter this giveaway is to leave a comment on this post. Remember, if you are going to leave an anonymous comment, you must leave your name or e-mail address so I will have someone to contact if you are chosen. The contest ends on Sunday, October 16, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time.