Heirloom Tomato Galette

If you love Summer as much as we do, you’ll love this homemade heirloom tomato galette. It’s a savory masterpiece. Heirloom Tomato Galette Recipe on WhiteOnRiceCouple.com

We’re trying to be good kids this is the Summer by making it a season of “to-do’s”. If any of you have one of these lists, we’ve probably got you beat by a mile. Or two. We’ve just go so much we want to do and so little time. Well, we committed ourselves to being focused over the last few weeks, thus the lack of posting.

Top of our list was finishing up house maintenance duties that have been neglected for a while. You’d be proud to know that we finally replaced our old wood side-gates. Yes! We built out two new small decks going into the garden and replaced the top wood on our front deck. In the process we discovered ironwood, which is amazing. We also had our outside garage lights fixed and they’re now finally working after about 3 years. Yay! Let there be light!

Video making this beautiful Heirloom Tomato Galette:

Here’s some pics from when we shot Bountiful – Sierra likes to guard the table, while Lexi (she was so little) hopes to find food under the table. 

Garden at WhiteOnRiceCouple.com

Somewhere down on our list is to eat more heirloom tomatoes. Basically, don’t travel so much in Summer so that we can actually be home to enjoy eating from the garden more. That’s what we’ve also been focusing on this Summer, which is to work locally more and take less travel jobs because we enjoy being home so much!

We’re feeling satisfied at this point in our career that we don’t need to hop on a plane to work as much. Yeah, travel is nice. More than nice, we love it.  But it had gotten to a point when actually being home for more than seven days at a time was a luxury for us. So it’s nice to dial it back a little and appreciate every moment  sitting in the garden and eating more heirloom tomatoes.

Heirloom Tomato Galette Recipe on WhiteOnRiceCouple.com


Heirloom Tomato Galette recipe on WhiteOnRiceCouple.com

Heirloom tomatoes always seem to ripen at once and when they do, it is time to feast on them for every minute of every meal of the day. This tomato galette is one of our favorite recipes that we shared in our cookbook, Bountiful. It’s a great way to use up those tomatoes that are overflowing at the markets and in gardens.

Hope you all are having a marvelous Summer. We’re enjoying every minute of it and you can get more glimpses of our garden and Summer adventures on Instagram for White On Rice Couple. And we’re still hoping to finish our “to-do” list by July. Wish us luck!

Happy Summer,

diane and todd

This recipe post was originally published in 2014 and we re-published it in 2016 with updates on the recipe and included a new recipe video! Enjoy. 

5 from 2 votes
Heirloom Tomato Galette Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
Recipe is adapted from our cookbook, Bountiful. One of our favorite ways to use pastry is to make a galette. 

We've changed this crust recipe to make a single galette. If we are making two galettes worth of dough (or if you want to save the extra dough) we prefer to add an egg into the dough. For a two crust amount of dough, use 1/4 cup of water and one egg mixed together to bind the dough into a ball. 

The base of the galette interior uses our Sweet Onion Dip. If you are making the dip, just set some aside for this galette and add a bit of thyme, otherwise you can make a mini portion as shown in the recipe below.

Makes one 8-inch Galette.

Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 270 kcal
for the filling
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 ounces cream cheese , at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 medium onion , diced (about 1/4 cup / 40g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves , optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper , or to taste
for the crust and finishing the galette
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cold unsalted butter , (1/2 stick) cut into 1/2-inch (12-mm) pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Heavy cream or egg wash , for brushing crust
  • 3 to 4 medium tomatoes , sliced 1/4 inch (6 mm) thick
  • kosher or sea salt , to taste
  • fresh cracked black pepper , to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line two sheet pans with parchment paper.
Make the Filling:
  1. In a bowl, mix the Parmesan, cream cheese, mayonnaise, onion, thyme (optional), and pepper to taste until well combined. Set aside.

Make the Crust:
  1. In a separate bowl, pinch together the flour, butter, and salt with your fingertips until most of the big chunks of butter are flattened or broken up. Incorporate the cold water into the flour until the mixture binds together and forms a rough ball (you may need to gently knead the ball to incorporate the last of the flour).

  2. Flatten the ball into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and place it in the fridge. Chill for 30 minutes or up to overnight.
  3. On a floured surface, roll the disk out to a circle slightly larger than 10 inches (25-cm) in diameter.
  4. Trim the dough into an even 10-inch (25-cm) circle (we use a 10-inch / 25-cm ring mold to cut the dough). Gently wrap the dough around a rolling pin, then unroll it onto one of the prepared sheet pans. Spoon the Parmesan–cream cheese mixture in the center of dough circle, spreading the mixture out evenly to within about 2 inches (5 cm) of the outside edge.
  5. Place one to two layers of sliced tomatoes over the cheese mixture. Fold the edge of the dough over the tomatoes. Brush the crust with the cream or egg wash. Season crust and tomatoes with salt and pepper.
  6. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the crust is golden, rotating the pans halfway through so the galette will bake evenly. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }
  1. Marianne

    Would a store-bought dough work for this? Pie dough or pizza dough?

    1. Todd & Diane

      A store bought dough should be fine. Use a pie dough. Enjoy!

  2. Janet

    Made this and added peppered bacon with a hint of gorgonzola. Delicious! ????

    1. Todd & Diane

      Awesome. Your add-ons sound great. Glad you loved it!

  3. Jules

    Oh beautiful! Oh yum…….

  4. Mary Frances

    Total yum!! Being home for summer is great like you said, so much garden bounty to enjoy and take advantage of!

  5. shannon b

    Lovely! I made this as an app for dinner with a group of foodies. It turned out wonderfully. Everyone wanted the recipe – and there was almost a fight over the last wedge.

  6. Jeni

    Yum! My family is going to love this! Can’t wait to make it!

  7. Denver Photographer

    O man that looks so good. I love the way the crust looks. I’l have to try that out. Great pictures too!

  8. Angie | Big Bear's Wife

    I agree. While I love to travel, it’s nice to be at home for a little while. Beautiful Galette!

  9. Sally

    Your tomato photos are so beautiful. Your garden looks like a magical place. Wish we had the space to plant all that you grow. Maybe next house, where I can grow more than herbs in pots. At least I have my beloved citrus trees.And the wood burning oven, wow. Hope to hear more about your adventures cooking in it. So much you can do!

  10. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    wow this looks incredible! those tomatoes look SO beautiful and SO delicious… beautifully captured as usual too.

  11. Lauren @ A Nerd Cooks

    This galette looks amazeballs, and that photo of the heirloom tomatoes is just gorgeous.

  12. Amanda - A Cookie Named Desire

    I have heirloom tomatoes that are still growing and sprouting little tomatoes that have yet to ripen. The moment they do, they will definitely make it in this galette because this looks too good to not make!

  13. Soggy Acres Farm

    Adding fresh basil leaves to this is also good.

  14. Michelle @ Healthy Recipe Ecstasy

    I’m so jealous of your wood-burning oven! I just finished a run of traveling and I’m so excited to have the rest of the summer at home…or what’s left of it! P.S. That galette is beautiful!

  15. Jenny Flake

    What a gorgeous galette and backyard setting! Miss being down the street from you guys 🙂 xo

  16. Abbe@This is How I Cook

    Oh, you lucky ducks! This looks gorgeous and decadent and homespun all at the same time! I’m all for staying home in the summer. But since you did such a fabulous job on your house-maybe you could head on over to mine? You know… in case you need a night job!

  17. Yvette @ Muy Bueno

    Home is where the heart is…I completely understand. Your home looks like the perfect place to truly enjoy every inch of it. We have summer to-dos too and I better get started. Yikes! Your galette looks fabulous!

  18. I like being a good kid myself 🙂 The sour version of galette is very tempting.

  19. Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    Love those lights over your table, so inviting. And what a gorgeous galette, the perfect use for heirlooms!

  20. Su

    The heck with the food (yummy as it looks)… Is that a Ridgeback I see?? Gorgeous dods.

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Hi Su,
      That is a ridgie. That was our sweet little Lexi at about 6 months. She’s quite a bit bigger now, as you might imagine.

  21. annette

    this is a truly beautiful post showcasing one of my favorite summer vegetables in a galette that reminds me of many of my summers spent in france and italy.

    my famiglia is from italy and i learned at a very young age to appreciate the freshness of garden grown fruits and vegetables and to prepare them simply as to not mask their texture or earthy flavor.

    it is difficult to find heirloom tomatoes such as these lovely ones you have, but i will now search harder as making this recipe will bring us back to some of the best memories we share together.

    my famiglia showed me how to use would use local farm-fresh cheeses like ricotta, tangy & earthy goat and sheep’s milk cheeses and even sweet creamy marscarpone with a tomato galette.

    grazie tante and looking forward to more of your lovely posts.

    p.s. your home and backyard are dreamy and oh so pretty! would love to join you for a meal there with my husband someday 🙂


  22. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    This galette looks so delicious!! Perfect for summer 🙂

  23. Marta Potoczek

    Love the table and lights! It looks so inviting!
    Last year I had the same problem, spending a week at home was such a luxury due to work travel, this year we’re spending the holidays in our new chill out zone, grilling and enjoying time in our garden- it’s so nice. Still waiting for my heirlooms to ripen, I’ll sure be having some galette in two weeks!

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