One Pie Fits All!

Here is the thing, I love foods that suit every occasion. Whether you are with close friends enjoying a glass of wine, whether you and your kids are enjoying lunch in the garden, whether you invited work colleagues for a meal and chat, whether you are hosting a gathering, picnicking with friends/family, indoors, outdoors, lunchboxing…. I love food that fits all occasions and this galette is one such food. It works for every occasion and it’s so delicious that it actually adds to your occasion and everyone loves it. Simple food, down to earth food, good food, delicious food is what this rustic savoury pie represents.

The best things about it, is it allows you to use any remaining vegetables that need to be consumed. It works with any combination of vegetables. Any aromatics, sauces, and even sides. On it’s own or as a side to pulled roasted meats, steaks, any type any kind, it just works.

Try it, I guarantee you will love it.


Serves: 4-6 Cook Time: 35

For the crust

1 1/4 cups organic all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
113g  or 1 small stick cold organic butter, cubed
3 tablespoons ice water, or more as needed

2 tbsp grated gruyere cheese

For the Ratatouille

1 organic eggplant, sliced into disks

3 small organic Kusa, sliced into disks

2 large organic tomatoes, sliced into disks

1 red onion, sliced into disks

2 tbsp DS Organic Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 tbsp DS Organic Pickled Zaatar (optional for thyme flavour)

2 garlic cloves, crushed

Himalayan Salt, or unrefined sea salt flakes to taste

Black pepper

Start by making the short crust. In a food processor, combine the flour and salt. Add the butter and grated cheese then pulse until the butter resembles pearl size pieces.

While the motor is still running, gradually add the chilled water and mix to combine. The dough should come together into a ball, and as soon as it does turn off the food processor. Wrap the dough and chill for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

In the meantime, line your cast iron skillet with baking paper and set aside until ready to use.

In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, pickled zaatar, crushed garlic and salt and black pepper, Set aside.

Slice your vegetables and place them in a large bowl, then pour the flavoured olive oil mixture on to them and fold to coat all.

Once the short crust has rested, preheat the oven to 425F or 218C.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough until it’s 1/8-inch thick. Then transfer it to the lined skillet. Work fast as to not allow the dough to warm. If you feel it warmed up then refrigerate again for 15-20 minutes.

Pour the vegetable and oil mixture over the dough, then fold the sides of the crust over the vegetables baking sure that the centre remains exposed.

Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until the dough is cooked through.

Remove from the oven and serve with aside of leafy greens dressed with a simple vinaigrette.

I admit, I am not a huge meat eater. I only eat meat when I crave it, and more and more I find myself craving it less. However, I am one of those people very big on vegetables. I don’t consider a meal full or complete if it misses vegetables. I am able to live on just vegetables all my life, however, I can’t imagine a life on only meats or even fruits! You know, I eat salad with everything! You know the simple garden salad. I have this every day, and when I don’t I feel the day is missing something! So the days when I make this, I will also serve it with a side of Salad 🙂

Do you have any such foods that you cannot live without and without which you find your meals incomplete? tell me your must have food type.

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