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      Tomato, Squash, and Red Pepper Gratin


      5 teaspoons olive oil, divided

      2 cups chopped red onion

      1 1/2 cups chopped red bell pepper

      1 pound yellow squash, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices (about 3 1/2 cups)

      1 tablespoon minced garlic

      1/2 cup cooked quinoa

      1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil, divided

      1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme

      3/4 teaspoon salt, divided

      1/2 teaspoon black pepper

      1/2 cup milk

      3 ounces aged Gruyre cheese, shredded (about 3/4 cup)

      3 large eggs, lightly beaten

      Cooking spray

      1 1/2 ounces French bread baguette, torn

      1 (12-ounce) beefsteak tomato, seeded and cut into 8 slices

      Method of Preparation:

      1. Preheat oven to 375.

      2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 4 teaspoons oil; swirl to coat. Add garlic and onion; cook 3 minutes. Add bell pepper; cook 2 minutes. Add squash ,cook 4 minutes. Place vegetable mixture in a large bowl. Stir in quinoa, 1/4 cup basil, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and black pepper.

      3. Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, milk, cheese, and eggs in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add milk mixture to vegetable mixture, stirring until just combined. Spoon mixture into an 11 x 7?inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray.

      4. Place bread in a food processor; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Return skillet to medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add breadcrumbs; cook 3 minutes or until toasted. Arrange tomatoes evenly over vegetable mixture. Top evenly with breadcrumbs. Bake at 375 for 40 minutes or until topping is browned. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup basil.