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Appetizers, Sides, Vegetarian

Savory tomato galette

Savory tomato galette
Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

Nothing celebrates summer quite like a fresh pie. It's as if we're taking the best the season has to offer -- vibrantly colored produce practically bursting with flavor and nurtured to ripeness under a hot sun -- and wrapping that ... Read more

Total time: 1 hour, plus cooling time | Serves 6 to 8
  • 1 1/2 pounds small tomatoes (6 to 8)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons pitted and chopped kalamata olives, from about 10 whole
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Prepared galette dough
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 to 6 basil leaves, julienned

Step 1Cut each tomato into 4 to 6 slices. In a large bowl, combine the sliced tomatoes with the oil, oregano, garlic, olives, salt and several grinds of black pepper, tossing well to mix.

Step 2Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Remove the dough from the refrigerator to a flat surface lined with a lightly floured sheet of parchment. Roll the dough into a rough circle about 15 inches in diameter and a generous one-eighth-inch thick. Transfer the dough (still on the parchment) to a baking sheet.

Step 3Gently spoon the tomato mixture into the center of the dough. Fold the outer 3 inches of the dough circle toward the center to make a packet, leaving the inner 4 or 5 inches of tomatoes uncovered (the assembled galette will be about 9 inches in diameter). Lightly brush the outer edge of the pastry with the beaten egg.

Step 4Bake until the crust is golden-brown and the tomatoes are softened, about 45 minutes. Start checking the galette after 30 minutes, and loosely cover the tomatoes with a sheet of foil if they color too quickly. Cool the galette 15 to 20 minutes before slicing, and scatter a little fresh basil over each slice before serving.

Note: If desired, serve the galette topped with a spoonful of burrata or fresh ricotta cheese.


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