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Tomato Galette dish before baking

Tomato Galette

Super easy and delicious recipe. Perfect for a light dinner or a summer picnic.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 6 servings


For the crust:

  • 2 cups (300 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 sticks (200 grams) cold butter cut to cubes
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the filling:

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup cream cheese to spread
  • Bundle of basil leaves chopped or one cube of frozen chopped basil thawed
  • Salt and pepper by your taste
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil to brush the tomatoes before baking


  • In a blender, place flour, salt and cold butter.
  • Blend to a crumbled mixture.
  • Add the egg and continue blending until the batter turns to dough.
  • With your hands, shape the dough to a disc shape and wrap with nylon.
  • Place the dough in the fridge to rest for 1 hour.
  • Set the oven to 170°C / 350°F with the fan.
  • On a floured surface, roll the dough to a 3-4 mm thick sheet.
  • Transfer the dough to a baking pan lined with baking paper.
  • Spread the cream cheese on the center of the dough and sprinkle the basil on top.
  • Place the cherry tomatoes on top of the cheese and basil. Fold the edges of the dough to hold the filling.
  • Brush the tomatoes with olive oil.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Cool at room temperature.
  • Have a piece and enjoy!
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