This grain-free heirloom tomato galette is a delicious way to use up all of those juicy tomatoes and fresh basil from the garden! The butter crust is grain and gluten free, and can be adapted to be dairy-free as well. Paleo-friendly.
I usually prefer sweet to savory, but this galette was a devoured in our house this week. Not only is it gorgeous, but it is full of juicy, flavorful tomatoes, a creamy basil-cashew sauce, and a buttery, grain-free crust—truly a winning combo!
Galettes have been my favorite way to get that pie flavor without all the work. You don’t need to fit it into a pie pan, trim edges, make a pretty border, etc. No, you just roll, fill, and fold, and it still turns out looking like a masterpiece.
Those are my kind of dishes…impressive, but fairly easy.
Although my gardening skills are limited to herbs at the moment—I have a bounty of basil, rosemary, mint, lavender, and Italian parsley ftw though— I found a bunch of these gorgeous heirloom tomatoes at the market the other day and knew I needed to make something with these beauties!
If heirloom tomatoes are not in season in your area, just use your favorite slicing tomatoes. 🙂
The crust is probably my favorite part. It’s so delicious paired with this savory filling, but it would also suffice as the base for some juicy peaches, plums, or any other yummy fruit you have on hand. I use butter for the taste, but you could also use palm shortening or this vegan crust, made without egg or dairy, if needed.
Although my body can tolerate butter, it doesn’t do too well with cheese so I eat it very sparingly (usually save it for pizza binges..because PIZZA!) I made this cashew cream instead, which I blended with fresh basil, garlic, and lemon juice—so good! If you’re a cheese lover, feel free to use ricotta instead. Details in the instructions.
Note: The dough is a little sticky, so parchment paper is essential to help you roll it out easily and pleat the edges, like in the photo above.
This dish is a perfect way to say goodbye to summer. If you give it a try, please let me know by tagging me in the pic or #wifemamafoodie on Instagram so I can see your creation! Love seeing what you all are whipping up in the kitchen!
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