Herbed Tomato Galette with Parmesan Crust
This Herbed Tomato Galette with Parmesan Crust is a delicious use of summer tomatoes and herbs. A buttery, flaky crust is flavored with fresh Parmesan cheese then filled with sweet tomatoes, gruyere cheese, basil and rosemary for a free-form, rustic and delicious galette.
What is a galette?
A galette is the French name for a freeform tart. The crust is rolled out and instead of being molded into a tart shell like a tomato tart or a tomato pie, the sides are slightly folded over the filling the make a crust, looking a little like a pizza.
This easy tomato galette is the perfect meatless meal that can be eaten warm at home or taken with you for a quick work lunch. This dish is both cooked and served in a cast iron skillet to give it an authentic look and the colors are perfect for the changing seasons where summer gives way to fall.
I used a selection of different tomatoes from small heirlooms to dark Kumato and medium vine tomatoes. I love the mix of colors and sizes, which gives the galette a lovely, rustic look. You can really use any tomatoes that look good to at the farmers market or store.
This Herbed Tomato Galette with Parmesan Crust gets a lot of flavor from fresh herbs and you know I love to cook with herbs. They are the best way to get a lot of flavor into any dish.
Gruyère cheese, which has so much flavor and happens to be my favorite, makes for a great melted cheesy, nutty, salty bed for the tomatoes. The crust is light and buttery with a hint of lemon zest and fresh Parmesan cheese which gives the crust great flavor dimension.
If you can’t find gruyére, a sharp cheddar is just as delicious but please make sure you use Parmesan cheese is the crust. It is so good!
Makes great leftovers
I made this Herbed Tomato Galette with Parmesan Crust Friday afternoon and makes luscious leftovers for a light Saturday lunch served with a side salad. To re-heat the slices, I put them into the cast iron skillet over medium heat and tented loosely with foil, which melts the cheese perfectly.
You don’t even have to re-heat the leftovers if you don’t have access to a stove or microwave as this fabulous galette is also perfect eaten at room temperature!