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Paleo Tomato Galette

This grain free and Paleo Tomato Galette is not only delicious, but it’s gorgeous and rustic with the browned crust, heirloom tomatoes, and basil topping. 

Paleo Tomato Galette

If I had to choose between sweet and savory galettes, savory wins EVERY time. When I’m treating myself, I gravitate towards salty treats rather than desserts, so I’ve been enjoying this new Paleo Tomato Galette recipe that has all the flavors I love.

Paleo Tomato Galette Recipe

I dreamed up this recipe this past weekend when I picked up some heirloom tomatoes from the farmers market. They were so vibrant that I immediately thought of how gorgeous they would look in a galette. Also, I just love how heirloom tomatoes taste. I don’t usually love regular tomatoes, but I can eat heirlooms all day! So. Much. Flavor.

Of course, you can use regular tomatoes to make this galette if you can’t find heirloom ones.

Paleo Tomato Galette

Creamy Cashew Cheese

The base topping for this Paleo Tomato Galette is creamy and decadent “cheese” made with cashews. However, if you can eat dairy, you can substitute with your favorite cheese. I bet parmesan or mozzarella would be amazing (so jealous of you lactose tolerant folks). I actually really love the texture and flavor of cashew cheese and it tastes great with the sliced tomatoes in this recipe.

Paleo Tomato Galette

Working With Paleo Galette Dough

When making the dough for this paleo tomato galette, it can be a bit tricky because paleo dough has to be handled differently than a regular gluten dough. Here are some simple tricks to yielding a delicious and crispy dough:

  • Make sure the butter you use when making the dough is hard and cold. It won’t work if it’s soft.
  • The dough will seem too wet when you first put it together. Wrapping it in a plastic wrap and refrigerating it ensures that it firms up so you can roll it out easily.
  • Roll the dough between 2 parchment papers so it won’t stick to anything.
  • Once you load up the fillings, the easiest way to fold the dough over the tomatoes is to use the bottom parchment paper to lift up the dough. Do this bit by bit as you go around the entire galette.
  • If the dough rips while folding, you can just use your fingers to close up the gaps.

Follow these simple tips, and you’ll end up with a delicious and yummy crust you won’t be able to get enough of! Hope you enjoy this recipe while it’s still tomato season. Don’t forget to leave me a comment if you try it out!

Paleo Tomato Galette

Paleo Tomato Galette

Paleo Tomato Galette

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Resting Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 431 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This grain free and Paleo Tomato Galette is not only delicious, but it's gorgeous and rustic with the browned crust, heirloom tomatoes, and basil topping. 

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Ingredients

Crust

Cashew Cheese

  • 2/3 cup raw cashews soaked for at least 2 hours, then drained
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp water or more, as needed

Filling

  • 1 1/2 lb heirloom or regular tomatoes sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Basil leaves for garnish

Instructions

Crust

  1. Combine almond flour, arrowroot flour, and sea salt in a food processor and pulse a few times to combine.

  2. Add butter and pulse several times until crumbly.

  3. Add in an egg, honey, and apple cider vinegar and pulse again until the dough sticks together when you pinch it. The dough should be a bit sticky.

  4. Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap and flatten it out into a disc.

  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Cashew Cheese

  1. Combine all ingredients for the cashew cheese in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. 

  2. Add more water if the mixture seems too thick. It should be the consistency of smooth hummus.

  3. Set aside until ready to use.

Tomato Galette

  1. When the dough is chilled, preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Place the dough between 2 parchment papers and roll into a circle about 1/4 inch thick. Remove the top parchment paper.

  3. Spread the cashew cheese in the middle of the dough, leaving about 2 inches around the edges.

  4. Lay the sliced tomatoes on top of the cashew cheese.

  5. Sprinkle the tomatoes with salt and pepper.

  6. Use the bottom parchment paper to fold the dough over the edges of the tomatoes, sealing the dough with your fingers if it rips.

  7. Brush the whisked egg yolk on the dough edges.

  8. Slide the parchment paper and the tomato galette on to a baking sheet.

  9. Bake for 35 minutes.

  10. Cool for 5 minutes, then sprinkle with basil leaves before slicing and serving.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Tomato Galette
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 431 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 508mg 21%
Potassium 398mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 6g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 27.6%
Vitamin C 21.4%
Calcium 9.1%
Iron 14.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Egg Free Cauliflower Potato Salad (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30, Keto)

If you are looking for a low carb way to enjoy your potato salad, look no further than this Cauliflower Potato Salad (or “fauxtato” salad). Not only is this paleo, Whole30, and keto-friendly, it’s egg free and vegan, made with creamy cashew sauce! 

Egg Free Cauliflower Potato Salad

As the weather warms up, I’m thinking of all the summer friendly recipes for BBQs, picnics, and get-togethers. Grilled food is always a favorite among crowds, but I also love make-ahead salads and side dishes that really pull the party together. One of my favorite dishes is a yummy potato salad, which is why I created this Egg Free Cauliflower Potato Salad, or also called “fauxtato” salad.

Egg Free Cauliflower Potato Salad Recipe

There’s no potato in this salad, and cauliflower florets are used instead. But before you roll your eyes, I urge you to try it first! My husband, who is a potato lover, couldn’t tell that it was made with cauliflower, and when he first tasted it, he just said, “Mmmm, this is really good potato salad.” No joke.

Also, there are no eggs or mayo in this cauliflower potato salad, and the dressing is made with a creamy and decadent cashew sauce. It’s a great one for any kind of potlucks or get-togethers because it fits under so many food restrictions. It’s paleo, low carb, Whole30, gluten-free, and vegan, and even kids will go crazy over this dish, so make sure to make a giant batch!

Egg Free Cauliflower Potato Salad Egg Free Cauliflower Potato Salad

Tips For Making This Cauliflower Potato Salad

  • Use raw cashews for the sauce. Roasted cashews won’t be as creamy when blended.
  • The longer this salad sits, the better it tastes! I like to make it a day ahead so the flavors have enough time to meld together.
  • Feel free to adjust the spices depending on your taste preferences. I really love the vinegary taste in potato salads, but you can scale back on the apple cider vinegar if you aren’t a big fan like me.
  • Double the recipe because it’ll be gone in no time!

I guest posted this Egg Free Cauliflower Potato Salad on Adrienne Urban’s blog, Whole New Mom, so go check it out there. I hope you love it as much as I do!:

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE!

Egg Free Cauliflower Potato Salad

Paleo Cauliflower Gnocchi with Avocado Pesto

You’ll love the taste of this light and refreshing grain free, Paleo Cauliflower Gnocchi tossed in the tastiest avocado pesto. It’s so delicious and lower in carbs than the traditional potato gnocchi!

Paleo Cauliflower Gnocchi with Avocado Pesto

So my Instagram feed has been exploding with Trader Joe’s new product, paleo cauliflower gnocchi, and I’ve been so intrigued that I had to try it out. When I finally tasted it, it was actually pretty delicious covered in a yummy sauce and quite simple to prepare. Well, I’m always looking for a new challenge in the kitchen so I decided that I had to recreate this tasty gnocchi from scratch.

The result? Total success, if I do say so myself. This version of paleo cauliflower gnocchi is made with a mixture of steamed cauliflower (duh), cassava flour, coconut flour, with an egg to bind it all together. After it’s cooked, I served it tossed with the most addicting avocado pesto that I whipped up in seconds.

Paleo Cauliflower Gnocchi with Avocado Pesto Paleo Cauliflower Gnocchi with Avocado Pesto

The pillowy soft bites of the gnocchi were so tasty with the creamy decadent sauce, and it was so perfect served with a side of chicken. I also love that it’s much lower in carbs than the traditional potato version, and it doesn’t weigh me down or make me feel tired afterwards.

The avocado pesto sauce could be a recipe on its own because it’s so delicious and it’s a yummy twist on my creamy chimichurri sauce. You probably won’t need to use the whole batch in this recipe, so if you are like me, you can save the leftovers and put it on ALL the things, like using it as dressing in salads, putting it on a gluten free toast, or eating it as a dip with your favorite crackers or veggies!

I guest posted this Paleo Cauliflower Gnocchi with Avocado Pesto recipe on Lauren Geertsen’s blog, Empowered Sustenance, so go check it out there. I hope you love it as much as I do!:

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE!

Paleo Cauliflower Gnocchi with Avocado Pesto