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Galette de tomate com queijo fresco Lactimonte

Tomato Galette with Cottage Cheese


Quick and delicious recipes are my thing. And this Tomato Galette with Cottage Cheese is all you need for a spectacular, hassle-free meal.

For me, there’s nothing like cooking my favorite recipes from scratch – this galette was a real hit.

From my childhood, around the time I started cooking, pies are the food I remember making the most. I made a lot of them!

I loved going to my mom’s cookbooks to look for the recipe for the base and pie, which for some reason, was the part I liked the most.

When making this tomato galette with cottage cheese, I couldn’t help but make the dough, exactly because it reminded me of the pies I used to make at home. They became so famous that the whole family asked me for the recipes. ahah


Would you like to see more wonderful recipes with cheese? Check out this Salmon Pate with Cottage Cheese Recipe, it is super quick and delicious.


Galette de tomate com queijo fresco Lactimonte de cima


How do you make this Tomato Galette with Cottage Cheese recipe?

As I mentioned previously, this recipe is pretty easy. It’s divided into 4 steps: the dough, caramelized onion, the tomatoes, and of course, it’s finished with the cottage cheese Lactimonte, which is super creamy. mnhaam

For this Tomato Galette with Cottage Cheese you’ll need the following ingredients:


  • Oatmeal (or other of your preference)
  • Olive oil (you can use butter, coconut oil, or whatever fat you prefer. I think olive oil tastes great)
  • Salt
  • Eggs

For the filling:

  • Red onion
  • Cocktail tomato
  • Roma tomato
  • Cherry tomato
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Honey

To Finish:

  • Cottage Cheese Lactimonte
  • Basil

How to ensure that this wonderful galette is on point? 

Make sure the dough is just right: not too thin, not too thick. It has to be minimally pliable so that you can “close” it and make it a little crispy.

It is important that you brush it with egg yolk so that the dough is crispy and nicely golden brown.

Choose tomatoes of various types, like the ones I mentioned, so that besides textures, you have several flavors.

Let the onion get very soft and add a dash of honey. It will get soft and caramelized, and its great flavor will be an amazing contrast with the tomatoes.

Fold the edges carefully, so that your tomato galette with cottage cheese looks beautiful because after all, eyes eat too!

Finally, sprinkle with cottage cheese and basil, which add a lot of freshness and texture to this galette.


Galette de tomate com queijo fresco Lactimonte fatiada


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Galette de tomate com queijo fresco Lactimonte 45º

Tomato Galette with Cottage Cheese

A delicious recipe with few ingredients that makes a meal to drool over. It's light and fresh and is perfect to enjoy with family, for 2 on a special occasion, or even on a simple day if you want something simple but surprising.
Prep time:15 minutes
Cook Time:25 minutes
Total time:40 minutes
Keywords: cottage cheese, delicious, easy recipes, fast food, galette, lactimonte, lactimonte cheese, practical, quick recipes
Portions: 6 servings


For the dough

  • 2 cups oat flour (or other)
  • ½ cup olive oil (if the dough gets too dry, add a little more)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 whipped egg yolk

For the filling

  • 2 thinly sliced red onions
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 sliced cocktail tomatoes
  • 2 sliced Roma tomatoes
  • 10 cherry tomatoes cut in halves
  • 1 drizzle honey (preferably homemade or of good quality)

To finish

  • 1 big package cottage cheese Lactimonte (or 2 small packages)
  • Basil to taste


For the dough

  • In a large bowl, put the flour and salt and mix them together.
  • Add the olive oil and fold it into the mixture.
  • Once the oil is incorporated, knead well until you have a homogeneous dough and make a ball.
  • Sprinkle a flat surface with flour, lay out the dough, and roll it out to form a circle. It doesn't have to be perfect, it can look a bit rustic.
  • Make some little holes in the dough and set aside.

For the filling

  • Slice the red onion into very thin slices.
  • In a frying pan, drizzle some olive oil and let it heat up.
  • Add the sliced red onion and saute a little.
  • When the onion starts to soften, add the salt and pepper. Stir well.
  • Finally, when the onion is well cooked and translucent, add a dash of honey, mix well, and set aside.
  • Slice the Roma/Cocktail and cherry tomatoes into slices and halves respectively and set aside.
  • Assemble your galette. Start by placing the onion as the first layer.
  • On top of the onion, put layers of tomatoes, interspersing the different types.
  • Close the edges of the galette.
  • Beat an egg yolk and brush it on the edges of the galette.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180º for 15 minutes or until the dough is cooked and the edges are golden brown.

To finish

  • Sprinkle with pieces of fresh cheese, crumbled coarsely with your hands.
  • Add some basil leaves.
  • Serve and enjoy!


You can add more spices, like paprika, turmeric, thyme, coriander, you name it. I wanted this galette to be very simple but add your favorite seasonings. 
As I mentioned, choose the flour you like best. I made it with oat flour because I really like to use it and because I had it at home.
Use a fat of your choice, but be aware that it changes the flavor a bit. I love the taste of olive oil in combination with tomato, which is so characteristic of our Mediterranean gastronomy. 
As for the honey, use whatever sugar/sweetener you prefer. I find honey quite healthy, and tasty and it's a very Portuguese ingredient. But feel free to use sugar, maple syrup, coconut jelly, you name it...
Finally, Lactimonte cottage cheese is wonderful in this recipe, but you can also use requeijão (Portuguese cheese similar to ricotta but with a stronger, salty taste) which is also great and creamy. 

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Avaliação da receita

  1. Boa tarde.
    Gostaria mesmo de confirmar se usou só azeite e farinha.
    Utilizei farinha de aveia e azeite tal como na receita. Ficou saboroso, mas muito empapado (e usei as medidas que disse). Não colocou menos azeite e um pouco de água?

    1. Olá Rute,

      Usei as quantidades tal e qual como escrevi e na verdade é como faço sempre.

      É estranho que tenha ficado empapado, mas sugiro que da próxima vez experimente com um pouco de água, para ver se realmente ajuda.

      Estive a rever a receita, porque poderia ter-me enganado nalguma coisa, mas não… foi mesmo assim que fiz. :/

      A própria massa ficou meio líquida/empapada? Tentou acrescentar um pouco mais de farinha?

      Espero ter ajudado. 🙂

      Alida’s Food