This gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free heirloom tomato galette is the perfect way to celebrate summer’s bounty. With a tangy goat cheese filling and fresh basil on top, it’s irresistible!
A couple of weeks ago I made a tomato galette and shared it on Instagram, and a lot of people asked about the crust. It’s the exact same cassava flour crust used in this gluten-free quiche lorraine with leeks, but the tomato galette was so good that I decided it merited its own post. (I also used the same crust to make a plum and blackberry galette, but I’m still tweaking the frangipane filling. This crust works just as well for sweet galettes as savory ones, though!) This tomato galette has a creamy goat cheese filling and is topped with a rainbow of tiny heirloom tomatoes from Big Sycamore Farm. I’m amazingly into it for someone who never really liked tomatoes that much!
Anyway, Otto’s cassava flour makes the best crust. It’s flaky, buttery, crunchy–everything a classic crust should be. Since cassava flour behaves so much like wheat flour, I was able to take this all butter crust from Simply Recipes and adapt it with only a few changes needed. Adding egg yolk helps the dough hold together, and a tiny bit of extra sugar balances out all the flavors.