Heirloom Tomato Galette

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Enjoy late summer's heirloom tomatoes in a savory galette filled with vegan ricotta, garlic, and herbs, all embraced by a gluten-free almond flour crust. Ideal for brunch, appetizers, or a delightful main course.

As the days shorten and the sun-ripened colors of summer deepen, it’s time to celebrate the bountiful harvest of heirloom tomatoes. Their unique, vibrant hues and rich, complex flavors deserve a special place in our culinary repertoire. This Heirloom Tomato Galette does just that.

The heirloom tomatoes are easily the star of this dish!

Heirloom tomatoes are just about everywhere at this time of year in abundance and there is something particularly enjoyable about using in-season fruits and vegetables for a cozy late summer meal. Their juicy, sun-kissed perfection adds a burst of flavor to every bite. Whether you grow them yourself or grab them fresh from the market, these tomatoes are a seasonal treasure.

What is a Galette?

A galette, for the uninitiated, is a rustic, free-form pie. And it’s a simple yet charming way to showcase the beauty of these heirloom tomatoes. This recipe takes those tomatoes and surrounds them with a delicious mixture of vegan ricotta, garlic, and herbs, all tucked into a perfectly crisp and savory gluten-free almond crust.

This galette is versatile. It can play the role of an appetizer at a garden party, shine as a brunch centrepiece, or take the lead as a colourful main course. The beauty of a galette is its adaptability, making it a go-to for any occasion.

The Joy of Simplicity

But what truly makes this galette stand out is its simplicity. It doesn’t require hours in the kitchen or a culinary degree. It’s a dish that welcomes both seasoned home cooks and kitchen beginners. The flavors are uncomplicated yet delightful, allowing the quality of the heirloom tomatoes to shine through. This Heirloom Tomato Galette is not just a dish; it’s a celebration of late summer’s gifts meant to be shared with love!

What you will need to make your own Heirloom Tomato Galette:

  • almond flour
  • gluten-free all-purpose flour (I really like the brands Schär and King Arthur)
  • tapioca flour
  • ground flaxseed
  • coconut butter or coconut oil
  • vegan ricotta
  • dried parsley
  • dried basil
  • granulated garlic
  • crushed red peppers
  • red heirloom tomatoes
  • yellow heirloom tomatoes
  • fresh basil leaves


Whether enjoyed as a main course or shared as an appetizer, the combination of juicy heirloom tomatoes, savory vegan ricotta, and aromatic herbs nestled in a flaky gluten-free crust will leave a lasting impression. Save this recipe as it’s easy to make and the perfect dish to share with others! 

Jackie Akerberg

Author of the Clean Vegan Cookbook, Food Blogger and Recipe Developer from Des Moines, Iowa. 

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Heirloom Tomato Galette

This Heirloom Tomato Galette is filled with delicious vegan ricotta, flavorful garlic and herbs, and perfectly ripe tomatoes, all wrapped up in a decadent savory crust. It’s the perfect late summer dish to make when your garden is overflowing with fresh tomatoes. It’s easy to make, and delightful as a main course or appetizer. It would even make a great brunch!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Galette, vegan


  • Rolling Pin
  • Baking Sheet
  • Oven


Crust Ingredients

  • 1 cup super fine almond flour
  • cup gluten free all purpose flour
  • cup tapioca flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • ½ cup water
  • tbsp coconut butter or coconut oil, melted

Filling Ingredients

  • ½ cup vegan ricotta
  • ½ tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • ¼ tsp crushed red peppers (optional, for spice)
  • 1 large or 2 small red heirloom tomatoes sliced sliced
  • 1 large or 2 small yellow heirloom tomatoes sliced
  • salt as needed
  • 6-8 fresh basil leaves chopped
  • avocado oil spray (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place your sliced tomatoes on a clean dish towel or paper towels, and sprinkle with salt. Set aside for 5-10 minutes to release their juices.
  • Add the almond flour, all purpose flour, tapioca flour, salt, and flaxseed to a medium mixing bowl and use a fork to combine.
  • Add the water and melted coconut butter, and use the fork to incorporate until a dough has formed. If it is too dry, add a splash of water, if needed. Use your hands to form into a ball. Spread a piece of parchment paper on to a clean flat surface and lightly sprinkle with flour. Place the ball in the center and flatten into a 1" thick disc, sprinkling with a little extra flour. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough 1/8" thick.
  • Spread the ricotta in an even layer in the center, leaving about 2" of space at the perimeter. Top with parsley, basil, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Blot your tomatoes with another paper towel or dish towel, and arrange them, overlapping slightly, on top of the ricotta, alternating colors if desired.
  • Carefully fold up the edges of the crust as pictured. Lightly spray with avocado oil if desired for extra crispiness. Sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt and garlic. Transfer to the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes until golden.
  • Remove from the oven and top with fresh basil. Slice, and serve!
Keyword dairy free, gluten free, heirloom tomatoes, plant based, vegan galette
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