I love beetroot, and when it comes to creating a colourful, savoury dish, beetroot has to be one of the ideal ingredients! I wanted to create a beetroot tart, but when I saw some galettes during my Pinterest inspiration quest, I had to try it! A galette is basically a crusty French puff pastry with a savoury filling. It’s kind of like a pizza with a puffy base, and it’s totally delicious on its own as a light meal, or as a side dish. It’s such a simple thing to create, and you can fill it with any number of ingredients. Here’s my deliciously colourful beetroot and feta galette with herbs.
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins
You will need:
- a roll of ready-made puff pastry
- flour to dust
- 1 egg, beaten
- 4 large beetroots, cooked and sliced
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1 tbsp butter
- balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 tsp brown sugar
- 2 wheels of feta
- a handful of walnuts, broken up
- a handful of fresh basil, roughly chopped
- a handful of fresh origanum, roughly chopped
STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 200°C.
STEP 2: Roll out the puff pastry on a lightly dusted work surface.
STEP 3: Place the rolled out pastry onto a prepared baking sheet. Fold the edges over to create a rim.
STEP 4: Using a knife, score the pastry just inside the rim without cutting all the way through. Then brush the rim with some beaten egg. Place in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until the pastry is puffy and golden.
STEP 5: While the pastry is baking, place the onion, garlic and butter in a frying pan and saute until it is cooked. Then add a dash of balsamic vinegar and the sugar.
STEP 6: Once the pastry is cooked, press the centre part down a bit and fill the crust with the cooked beetroot, sauteed onions, walnuts and broken up feta. Cook for another 10 minutes or until the feta is nice and soft.
STEP 7: Sprinkle with the chopped herbs and serve.