Save Yourself a Slice of This Tomato Galette Before it’s All Gone

Tomato Galette
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If you want a sophisticated dish to serve at an event, a tomato galette checks all the boxes. It’s French, it’s easy to serve, and it looks gorgeous. The fact that this tart is totally delicious is really just a bonus. 



  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 tablespoons ice water
  • 1 ½ teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten 
  • Flaky sea salt


  • 1 pound mixed tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves 
  • Freshly sliced basil, for serving
  • Kosher salt


  1. Combine the flour, salt, oregano, and sugar in a large bowl. Add in the cold butter and use your hands to work it into flour until the butter is pea sized.
  2. Add the ice water and vinegar and toss to combine. Add additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together when squeezed in the palm of your hand. It should be moist and hold together easily, but not wet and sticky.
  3. Form the dough into a smooth disc and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. 
  4. Arrange the tomato slices on a paper towel-lined baking sheet and sprinkle generously with salt. Allow to sit for 10 minutes to expel moisture and then pat dry with paper towels. 
  5. In a large bowl, gently toss the tomatoes with the oil, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  6. Pre-heat the oven to 425°F. Let the dough sit out at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before rolling out a 12-inch circle on a a lightly floured surface. 
  7. Transfer the dough to a large baking sheet and spread with ricotta, leaving a 1-inch border around the edges. Top with the tomatoes and garlic. Fold the edges of the dough over the tomatoes, overlapping where necessary.
  8. Brush the edges of the dough with beaten egg and sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Refrigerate for around 15 minutes, until the dough is firm. 
  9. Bake the galette for 25-30 minutes until the crust is golden. Allow to cool slightly before topping with basil.