In HealthiNation's To Eat with Love: Mediterranean series, Registered Dietitian Fiorella DiCarlo travels the Mediterranean through your kitchen with delicious recipes packed with lean protein, vegetables, fiber, antioxidants, healthy omega-3 fats, vitamins and minerals in the Mediterranean Diet! More on the series here!
Most people associate the Mediterranean with countries like Italy, Turkey, and Morocco, but many forget the Southern France is heavily influenced by the same flavors and uses traditional heart-healthy ingredients as well--just with a French twist. This Tomato Onion Galette is the perfect example of a French take on the Mediterranean diet. A galette is a rustic, free-form tart that can be made either sweet or savory--sort of the love child of a pizza and a pastry.
Just a few tips to keep in mind: be sure to use a pizza dough made of complex carbohydrates like whole wheat/grain flour, or even buckwheat, instead of refined white flour so you get the additional benefits of fiber, B-vitamins, and healthy fats. Roasting tomatoes before adding to the dough gives them a more succulent, less acidic flavor and makes lycopene (antioxidant!) easier for the body to use.
This vegetarian galette makes a great brunch recipe, and it is a low-stress—yet seriously impressive—option for a busy host, thanks to its rustic, no-frills form.
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