Free from refined sugars and gluten, this savoury galette is loaded with sweet tomatoes, a layer of aromatic basil pesto and encased in a crumbly buckwheat pastry. It is a visually attractive dish which can be eaten hot or cold and can be beautifully accompanied by a green salad with olives and capers.
For the pastry
6 tbsp cold water
2 tsp ground linseed (flaxseed)
2 tsp dried oregano
1 cup buckwheat flour
1 tbsp arrowroot powder
1/2 cup ground almonds
1/3 cup coconut oil, softened
A generous pinch of sea salt
A generous pinch of black pepper
For the filling
250g mixed size and colour tomatoes, sliced
2 tbsp of organic free-from pesto - bought or homemade
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tbsp fresh chopped basil
1/2 tbsp olive oil
A pinch of sea salt
A pinch of black pepper
Green salad with olives and capers (optional)
To prepare the pastry, add the buckwheat flour, ground almonds, arrowroot powder, ground linseed, oregano, salt and pepper to a mixing bowl. Stir together well to combine.
Add the coconut oil and rub into the flour mixture with your fingers to combine.
Add the cold water a little at a time and bring the mixture together with your hands until a dough forms. Wrap the dough in baking paper and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 190°C/170°C fan assisted. Line a shallow oven tray with silicone-free baking parchment.
Remove the dough from the fridge and place on the parchment-lined oven tray. Roll the dough out between two sheets of baking paper to form a circle roughly half a centimetre thick.
Discard the top sheet of baking paper. Spoon the pesto into the centre of the dough and spread evenly across the base leaving a 1-inch border around the edge of the pastry.
Layer the sliced tomatoes in a random overlapping fashion over the pesto. Sprinkle over the oregano and a little salt and pepper.
Carefully fold and pinch the edges up around the filling, slightly overlapping the tomatoes. This can be quite rustic and not neat.
Transfer back to the fridge for ten minutes to re-chill the pastry.
Transfer to the oven for 30 minutes to bake until cooked through and the pastry is crisp and golden.
Drizzle with the olive oil and scatter with fresh basil to serve.