Made with only 4 ingredients, this whole wheat green tomato galette boasts rustic flavors that makes one want to stock up green tomatoes all year long!
This year my little raised planter box garden is chuck full of green tomatoes and heirloom tomatoes. I always have intentions of buying only a few tomato plants (probably like 3-4) but end up coming home with 6 plus! The vendor at the farmers market whom I always buy my tomato plants from literally GAVE me 3 free tomato plants – all green varieties-so I had no choice but to plant them and nurture them. The varieties I have are green zebra and different heirloom greens, so I’m excited to see what they all turn out like.
I only got around to planting my garden in late June because this has literally been one of – if not THE- busiest summers ever, there have been weddings and weddings and travel and more travel and more weddings (her wedding was even featured on The Knot Real Weddings site-it was stunning) and there were more and are going to be more weddings – yay to love-so between all the busy activities, I’ve tried to keep my garden going.
The tomato plants are only now really starting to fruit and become ripe enough for eating and using in recipes, so I’m sure I’ll have a lot more in the early fall (pinch me – is it already Fall?) Green tomatoes taste very much like regular tomatoes, but they are a little more tart….and they’re GREEN! That makes them pretty cool in my book.
When I was thinking of what I wanted to do with my very first batch of green tomatoes I knew I wanted something very simple, and what better than a rustic galette with only 4 ingredients – perfect for Five Ingredient Fridays! While I love tomatoes in things – like in these grape tomato tarts (one of my hubby’s and in-laws’ favorite recipes I make) or baked into focaccia , I don’t love them raw, so I’m always baking them in things or making them into sauces. Does that make me weird? But now that I’ve made this super simple galette, I’m hooked on this new way of enjoying tomatoes!
A galette is a term used in French cuisine to designate various types of freeform crusty dough, and to make mine I just used whole wheat flour, butter, and ice water, that’s it! It comes together in a flash in a food processor, and to be honest, I didn’t even chill the dough or anything, I just rolled the dough out, sprinkled some cheese and then added on the green tomatoes and sprinkled them with a little salt and folded over the edges and voila!
- 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour plus a some for rolling out the dough
- 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, cold, cut into pieces
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup ice water possibly a little more ice water
- 3/4 cup six cheese Italian shredded cheese or shredded mozzarella cheese
- 3-4 small green tomatoes sliced
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- In a food processor pour flour, 1 tsp salt and butter pieces, pulsate for 30 seconds, then slowly drizzle in 1/4 cup ice water. If the dough doesn't come together, then drizzle a little more ice water in, I would suggest doing it 1 tablespoon at a time. Pulsate until the dough has come together and you can form it into a ball with your hands. Remove dough from food processor and sprinkle a little flour on a board or surface for rolling, and then with a rolling pin roll out the dough until about 1/4 inch thick and in a circular shape (it doesn't have to be perfect).
- Transfer dough onto prepared baking sheet, then sprinkle the cheese in the center of the dough, make sure to leave about an inch or two around the edges free, then add on the sliced green tomatoes, sprinkle with salt, fold over the dough edges, and then bake galette for 40 minutes or until edges of the crust are golden brown. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes, then slice and serve
MaryKay Lawrence says
My new favorite 4th of July recipe is your balsamic grilled vegetables….OMG…..thank you, thank you, thank you!
YAY! I’m so happy to hear that you like the balsamic grilled veggies, they’re one of my faves too!!
Lynn Lovejoy says
Galettes are my favorite and this one is just so creative! love love love! Make me this when I somehow make my way up to WI! love you!
Girl, this galette is so easy and can be made with any tomatoes you have on hand, you’d love it! And you know I’d make you anything you want when you visit, I’ll be your personal chef 🙂
Little Cooking Tips says
This looks amazing Phi! Galette is one of those rustic treats we love to prepare on a lazy afternoon:) We are a bit curious about the green tomatoes; are they a different species? We’ve heard that in the US there are recipes for green tomatoes, but we only have our heirloom tomatoes here:) Are they the same ones, when they are not ripe?:/
Thank you for another wonderful recipe dear!
Panos and Mirella
Galettes are definitely perfect for lazy days, and this one is so simple that it doesn’t require too much effort (or ingredients). This galette would definitely be delicious with whatever tomatoes you have on hand. Green tomatoes are similar to heirloom tomatoes – in fact, some of my green tomato plants are heirlooms, they’re not the same as tomatoes that are not ripe yet, they get ripe all on their own, it’s a pretty cool ingredient to work with.
Little Cooking Tips says
Thanx so much for clarifying it Phi!:) So it’s a different kind of tomatoes! Darn it we don’t have those here. we’ll use the classic tomatoes instead!
Have a beautiful day ahead!
Jess @ whatjessicabakednext says
Love this galette, Phi! Those green tomatoes look delicious and I love the colour! Looks like the perfect, easy dinner recipe! 😀
Thank you so much Jess! This is definitely perfect for an easy dinner that everyone will love 🙂
The Gourmet Gourmand says
Wow this galette looks fabulous! I honestly have never tried one, but have always wanted to… great inspiration 🙂
I had always wanted to try galettes too, when I was recipe testing I loved how easy they were – I had always thought they’d be hard to make for some reason, but it was so easy (and the end result is super delicious!)
Suné Moolman says
Gorgeous! I’ve been wanting to make a galette, now I have the perfect excuse: this recipe 🙂
Thank you so much! I think you’d love this galette, it’s so easy and I love that galettes don’t have to be perfect, one can just call them ‘rustic’ lol 🙂
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
I told myself that I was going to make a tomato galette this summer, but I never got round to it. I like that you used green tomatoes.
You should totally make this galette – there’s still a little summer left, isn’t there (at least i’ll hang onto hope over here lol).
Rebecca@Figs and Pigs says
Wow those green tomatoes look awesome.
Thank you so much! The green tomatoes were so fun to work with because they were so unique and different (let’s not forget delicious 😉 )
Hi Phi, I love galettes and this looks amazing. I grew the green zebras before and they were delicious, love heirloom tomatoes.
Galettes are amazing aren’t they? They’re so simple and flavorful! I have so many green zebras this summer, the challenge is knowing when they’re ripe, mine seem to turn in an instant!
Jamie | The Kitchenarium says
Mmmmmmm great use of green tomotatoes. I have a TON right now. A metric ton I tell you!
Well this is definitely the recipe for you with ALL those green tomatoes lol. But really, this has been one of my favorite uses for green tomatoes – sometimes in dishes they look weird (like a slimy or something) but in this galette it looks like that’s how they were meant to be served.
Oh this looks really good!
Thank you so much girl!