27 November 2020

Tomato & roasted garlic and basil mini galettes (Mini galettes de tomate, ajo, y albahaca)



French galletes are one of my favorite foods   but  many times I did not do them in a while (there are so many pending recipes) but I had bought heirloom tomatoes of different types (although it can be made with any tomato) and I already had them.  Until today I did them, and they are so easy (tres facile).

But... if you dont know what is a galette??

A galette, more specifically the galette des rois, is one of the most beloved dishes in the french cuisine. This food is one of the most popular types of galettes and is composed of a delicate pastry dough with a small charm, hidden inside.

 More often than not, this pastry takes the form as a sweet, open faced tart piled with with fruit, but many still love the endless savory combinations that can turn a galette into a main course.

They are popularized in american cuisine by vegetarians. While the classic greens of a salad are great or who choose a meat-free life, galettes are a surprisingly great way to bridge the two worlds of food.

Source :  Floursinyourhair

Ingredients Crust

2  1/2 cups of all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons butter (cold and cubed)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 cup ice water

Gallete filling

Garlic 1 head

Cherry tomatoes (halved) 3 cups

or regular tomatoes in cubes or slices

1 tablespoons olive oil  more 2 tablespoon  oil divided

 1  onion (medium) peel in slices

Feta cheese or other  (crumbled )2/3 cup

 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves

salt and pepper (to taste)

  Note: about garlic you can roasting several extra heads of garlic at a time - it's delicious on everything from salads to sandwiches and keeps well in the fridge.



In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt

Cut in the butter using your fingertips or a pastry blender until the largest pieces are the size of tiny pebbles. Add the oil  and ice water.

Then use a rubber spatula to pull the dough together .(If is needed add some flour)

Knead a couple of times with your hands, then divide the dough in  five equal pieces .

Flatten each piece into a disk and wrap them in plastic individually.

Refrigerate for 45 minutes.

Roasted garlic

Preheat the oven to 370 ° F (180°c) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut the top of the head of garlic to expose the tops of the bulbs, leave the papery skin itact.

Drizzle  wthe bulbs with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

Wrap tightly in aluminium foil. Bake in baking sheet for 30 to 35 minutes until the cloves are softened smelling.

Set baking sheet aside to use later..

Once the garlic is cool enough to handle pop the bulbs out of their casings. In a small bowl use a fork to smash into a smooth paste.

Filling and assembly

Peel, halve and thinly slice your onion. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a large non stick pan to  medium to low heat.

Once hot add the onions. Once onions have started to turn golden color lower the heat.

Sprinkle a few pinchs of salt over the onions and stir to combine. Cook on low heat by 15 minutes. Remove from heat.

While onions are caramelizing halve the cherry tomatoes..

Place on a cutting board and sprinkle with salt.

Chop the basil into thin strips.

On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece of dough out into a 6 inch circle (16 cm).

This dough is so flaky if is tearing just patch it and put in the fridge by a while.

Transfer the circles to the baking sheet you used earlier to roast the garlic.

Brush each circle with the roasted garlic paste, leaving a 1 inch border around the edges.

Divide the caramelized onions evenly between the galette and add the crumbled  cheese layer. Finish with the tomatoes. Fold the edges of the crust up around the filling in.

Bake at 180°c (370°F) until tomatoes are starting to burst and crust is golden.

Transfer to a wire rack and cool for a while. When cool sprinkle with basil leaves.

Galette keep in the fridge for up to 5 days, but really I dont think they'll make  it that long.

Print recipe here

Mini galettes de tomate, ajo y albahaca

Ingredientes masa

2  1/2 tazas de harina sin polvos de hornear

1/2 cucharadita de azucar

1 cucharadita de sal

6 cucharadas de mantequilla (bien fría y en cubos)

2 cucharadas de aceite de oliva

1/2 taza de agua fría

Relleno de la gallete

Una cabeza de ajo

3 tazas de tomates pequeños cherry u otros

1 cucharada de aceite de oliva mas 2 cucharadas de aceite aparte

1 cebolla mediana pelada y cortada a lo largo

 2/3 taza queso feta u otro granulado o en trozos chicos

1/2 taza de hojas de albahaca

sal y pimienta a gusto



  1. Those mini savoury tartlets with heirloom tomatoes are looking really good, Gloria.

  2. This is a beautiful version of breakfast galette, I think it is perfect as a brunch too. Love the crust although I never added olive oil to it, I think it's a great addition to the crust :)

  3. wow davvero gustoso!!! ottima idea, complimenti!

  4. Che buone! Bravissima ^_^
    Un bacio

  5. This post made my mouth water and my stomach grumble. I love heirloom tomatoes and these look SO DELICIOUS!!! Thanks for sharing. I only wish I lived closer to have some right now. :)

    1. Thanks Jess I love heirloom tomatoes and galettes !! aah I would love close to you !!

  6. devono essere deliziose, bellissimi anche i piatti :-)

  7. Yum! I could eat one of those right now!
    A lovely post and recipe, thank you.

    All the best Jan

  8. Delicious! A taste of summer we can make all year long!

  9. Oh WOW, these really do look SO delicious...I simply have to make some for lunch tomorrow!!
    Thank you so much for sharing.😊😊

    I do hope you are well and are staying safe and happy.

    Sending you much love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

    1. Thanks so much Ygraine ! send you hugs and love

  10. Never even seen this one before I don't think.

    1. Really Pat? is really easy and delicious ! xo

  11. wow che meraviglia😍chissà che buono!baci

  12. Gloria, I've had a few galettes over the years but they've always been sweet...with fruit and other sweet ingredients. Love tomatoes (especially all the different cherry or grape varieties0, love garlic and love basil. Thanks for the recipe! Stay Safe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

    1. Thanks David savoy galettes are really easy to make especially with tomatoes and basil !love garlic too!!

  13. Bellissime in mono porzione, molto raffinate!

  14. Adoro le Galette, sia in versione dolce che salata, come queste tue. Un abbraccio grande

  15. Que delicia....me encantan las galletes saladas....se ve delicioso!....cuidate amiga!!.........Abrazotes, Marcela

  16. I do love a good savory dish like this. I have a free morning later this week. I will try making this recipe for breakfast. Thank you! Have a great day, my friend ♥

    1. Thanks Theresa !! have a lovely day dear Theresa

  17. Le faccio spesso in versione dolce, ma troppo poco in versione salata. Sono proprio belline così piccine. Perfette come antipasto o per un buffet

  18. I've made something similar and they are delicious, Gloria! I wish I had one for dinner tonight! What beautiful tomatoes you bought! I envy that you are able to get fresh heirloom tomatoes and your weather must be delightful. Hugs, my friend. xoxo

    1. Thanks Susan I love mini tomatoes or heirloom tomatoes when I find! hugs to you!

  19. I've never made a galette, it looks amazing and would make an elegant starter to a meal, I think. But how can it be December already? Hugs from me as well.

    1. Thanks dear Amalia, is really easy to make you can make a bigger than this or the littles, the dough is delicious!!I cant believe is December Amalia what crazy year absolutely!
      I hope to post my first Christmas recipe later!hugs

  20. This looks absolutely delicious! I wish you were my neighbor so I could pop by for a visit and enjoy your treats!


    1. Thanks Elsie be sure I would be happy if you were my neighbor !! would be son fun !

  21. I love these savory galettes, Gloria. Thanks for sharing your recipe and I hope you’re getting ready for the holidays. The green and red of these tarts makes me think so…

    1. Thanks David I love savory galettes easy to make and so easy to eat!!I cant believe is December I hope to post soon my first Christmas recipe!!!hugs

  22. I love the idea of a personal galette. And this reminds me I need to remember they are good savory as well as fruity!

  23. Gloria, Very nice indeed! Love roasted garlic, tomatoes and feta cheese... This recipe sounds and looks great. Stay Safe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  24. Thanks David I love roasted garlic too, these were easy and delicious David!

  25. Dear Gloria, pretty little Galettes - so colorful, so delicious and truly a treat as the combination of tomatoes, feta and garlic is always a winner!


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