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Festive Vegetable Gateau

Per Serving

Festive Vegetable Gateau

Makes: 6 servings
Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories 120
Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 14 g
Fiber 3 g
Sugars 7 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 110 mg
Potassium 560 mg
Protein 3 g
Phosphorus 85 mg
Choices: Nonstarchy Vegetable 3, Fat 1
  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 50 minutes


3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 large onions, chopped
Water, as needed
2 med. medium yellow squash, sliced into very thin rounds
2 med. zucchini, sliced into very thin rounds
2 med. tomatoes, sliced into very thin rounds
3 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
4 sprigs fresh thyme, minced, or 1 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp. salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F. In a large sauté pan or skillet, heat 1 Tbsp of the oil over medium heat. Sauté the onions for 12 to 15 minutes, until very brown; if needed, add a little water to the pan to prevent sticking. When the onions are well caramelized, add about 1/4 cup water to the pan and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.
  2. Place the onions with the liquid from the pan into a 2 1/2-quart casserole dish. Spread to form an even layer. Use the squash, zucchini, and tomatoes to form layers of vegetable over the onions. Form the rows by overlapping the vegetable rounds. Sprinkle the garlic and thyme over the vegetables. Drizzle with the remaining oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake uncovered for 35 minutes, until the vegetables are tender and lightly browned.

Recipe adapted from The American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook: Satisfying, Bold, and Flavorful Recipes From the Garden by Steven Petusevsky (American Diabetes Association, 2013). Order online at shopdiabetes.org or by calling 800-232-6733.


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