Is there anything like a fresh picked heirloom tomato in summer? We wait all year long for these few weeks of seasonal perfection. The smell, the taste and juiciness... it's just all too good. Sadly it's been a bad year for our homegrown tomato patch; a sentiment I've been hearing from many island friends. Luckily we've been able to get some beauties from the local farms though.
This rustic tomato galette is super easy to put together and will impress your hungry crowd with its beauty and flavor. I like to let the fresh tomatoes speak for themselves here so they're only dressed with a little extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and black pepper and some fresh basil because they are a match made in heaven.
The flaky pastry is kicked up a notch with fresh thyme leaves and brushed with a turmeric wash to give it that perfect golden hue. This is great for an appetizer or side dish or also as a main with some creamy vegan cheese or labneh dolloped on top.
I have a wild berry and fig galette recipe in the works as well. It's just so easy and delicious to throw the best seasonal ingredients into a flaky pie crust and call it done this time of year. Amiright? What seasonal produce are you loving on right now?
recipe after the jump...
Vegan Rustic Heirloom Tomato Tart with Thyme Crust
serves 8 as a side or 4 as a main
Savory Thyme Pastry Dough
makes 1 crust