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Heirloom Tomato Galette

Who wouldn’t love the combination of buttery pastry crust, creamy feta cheese, and oven roasted heirloom tomatoes? That’s why this tomato galette recipe is always a great choice when you have fresh tomatoes on hand. Whether you’re looking for a delicious vegetarian dinner idea or simple gluten free appetizer, this rustic dish is the perfect option!
Overhead view of heirloom tomato galette

Who wouldn’t love the combination of buttery pastry crust, creamy feta cheese, and oven roasted heirloom tomatoes? That’s why this tomato galette recipe is always a great choice when you have fresh tomatoes on hand. Whether you’re looking for a delicious vegetarian dinner idea or simple gluten free appetizer, this rustic dish is the perfect option!

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What Do I Need to Make Tomato Galette?

Despite the fact that this galette is packed with flavor, you only need a handful of ingredients to prepare it. Since everything in this recipe is fresh, each element packs a punch! To prepare tomato galette at home, you’ll need:

Overhead view of Heirloom Tomato Galette Ingredients

How Do I Make Tomato Galette?

Don’t be intimidated by the fact that this savory pastry is prepared with a homemade crust. In spite of the crust, this beautiful tomato dish couldn’t be simpler to make! Just follow these six steps to prepare your own homemade galette at home:

Step One: Prepare the Tomatoes

Thinly slice your heirloom tomatoes and spread the slices on a baking sheet lined with a clean towel. Sprinkle the top of the tomatoes with sea salt, then let the slices stand at room temperature for around 10 minutes to help draw out some moisture.

Overhead view of sliced heirloom tomatoes on a clean dish towel.

Step Two: Make the Galette Dough

While the tomatoes are resting, add the flour, cornmeal, herbs, sea salt, and black pepper to a large bowl. Stir to mix the dry ingredients together until well combined. Then, add the shredded butter to the flour and stir until the mixture resembles coarse sand. After that, pour the milk into the bowl and mix until the crust ingredients are just combined. Remove the mixture from the bowl and knead it three to four times until a shaggy ball of dough forms.

Step Three: Prepare the Crust

Lightly dust your work surface with more flour and roll out the dough into a circle, making the dough around 1/8th inch thick. After rolling the dough, carefully transfer the circle to a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Step Four: Add the Toppings

Leave around 1 ½ inches around the edge of the crust clear, then add the feta cheese, herbs and garlic to the center of the crust. Arrange the tomatoes on top of the cheese mixture, layering each slice slightly over each other in a circle.

Overhead view of tomato galette in gluten-free crust before it is baked.

Step Five: Create the Crust Edges

Fold the edges of the crust over the edges of the tomatoes, overlapping the crust as needed. Brush the edges of the crust with olive oil.

Step Six: Bake the Galette

Transfer the prepared galette to the preheated oven bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until the edges of the crust are golden brown. Allow the pie to cool on the pan for at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Overhead view of baked galette with tomatoes and fresh herbs.

What is Galette?

If you’ve never tried a galette before, you’re probably wondering what makes it different from a traditional pie. While a galette is similar to a pie or a tart, this classic French pastry has a few stand-out characteristics.

Like a pie, a galette can be either savory or sweet. That means the biggest difference between a pie and a galette is its composition. Since a galette is baked on flat pan and not in a pie dish, it has a more rustic look. After adding the galette filling, the edges are then folded over the top to create a free-form crust.

Tomato Galette Recipe Ideas

Thanks to the delicious combination of feta cheese and fresh tomatoes, this delicious recipe is packed with flavor. And with the help of these recipe additions and substitutions, you can create an amazing treat every time you cook this tomato dish.

  • Add a garnish. One simple way to add even more flavor to your galette is with a simple garnish. There are a variety of ingredients you can use to add flavor and presentation to your dish. Drizzle some honey over the top for some added sweetness or top the galette with olive oil for a savory topping. You could also spice up the galette with the help of some hot sauce or give the dish a hint of acidity with a squeeze of fresh lemon zest.
  • Make it vegan. With a few simple substitutions, you can turn this vegetarian recipe into a vegan dish. Start by using dairy-free milk when making the crust. We typically use unsweetened plain almond milk for this step. Then, top the galette with dairy free feta cheese to ensure the toppings on your recipe are vegan, as well.
  • Use regular all-purpose flour. If you don’t need your tomato galette recipe to be gluten free, you can substitute the gluten free flour with traditional all-purpose flour. The same amount of wheat flour is needed as gluten free flour listed in the recipe.

Slice of tomato galette on plate with heirloom tomato galette behind it and a bowl of fresh green herbs.

Overhead view of heirloom tomato galette

Heirloom Tomato Galette

Who wouldn’t love the combination of buttery pastry crust, creamy feta cheese, and oven roasted heirloom tomatoes? That’s why this tomato galette recipe is always a great choice when you have fresh tomatoes on hand. Whether you’re looking for a delicious vegetarian dinner idea or simple gluten free appetizer, this rustic dish is the perfect option!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Heirloom Tomato Galette, Tomato Galette
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 291kcal

Ingredients

Roasted Garlic Crust:

  • 2 cups all-purpose gluten-free 1:1 flour we used Bob’s Red Mill 1:1
  • ¾ cup cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh herbs we used chives, basil, rosemary, thyme, and parsley
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup frozen butter grated
  • ¾ cup milk dairy-free if vegan, we use unsweetened plain almond milk

Filling:

  • 1 ½ lbs heirloom tomatoes sliced ¼” thick
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese dairy-free if vegan
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh herbs we used chives, basil, rosemary, thyme, and parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • Optional ideas for a quick garnish: a drizzle of honey or olive oil. Hot sauce is great as is lemon zest or smoked flaky sea salt. Microgreens are pretty and add a punch of green.

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425° F, and line a large sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Place the sliced tomatoes on a sheet pan lined with a clean kitchen towel and sprinkle with the 2 teaspoons of sea salt. Let stand for 10 minutes for the salt to draw out some of the moisture from the tomatoes.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, cornmeal, herbs, sea salt, and black pepper.
  • Add the shredded butter to the flour and mix until it resembles sand.
  • Pour in the milk and mix just until combined then knead 3-4 times until a shaggy ball of dough forms.
  • Lightly dust a clean work surface (or directly onto the parchment) with flour and roll the dough into an ⅛” thick circle. Carefully transfer the dough to a parchment paper-lined sheet pan.
  • Keeping 1 ½” of the edges clear, sprinkle the feta cheese, herbs, and garlic over the dough.
  • Arrange the tomatoes on top, layering the tomatoes slightly over each other in a circular manner.
  • Fold in the edges of the dough, and brush the edges with olive oil.

Nutrition

Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 1093mg | Potassium: 332mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 825IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 2mg
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