Mini Greek Galettes


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These Mini Greek Galettes are delightful individual galettes that capture the essence of Mediterranean cuisine. These delectable pastries feature a golden, flaky crust filled with a savory blend of traditional Greek ingredients. Mini Greek Galettes make for an impressive appetizer or light lunch!

If you love Greek recipes, be sure to check out some of my other faves like my Cinnamon Pecan YiaYia Cookies, Greek Avocado Toast, or my Greek Beef Kafta Kabobs.

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Because I am Greek, Greek salad was something we had almost every single night with dinner — no matter if the dinner was Greek or not. My dad loved it and so my mom always made a Greek salad even if she was serving steak, pork chops, or even her famous Midwest chicken and mushroom casserole, haha! I would sit on the counter and help her prepare the salads, eating Kalamata olives directly out of the jar. So Greek salad has been a part of my life forever and I make them all the time.

I love to incorporate the Greek salad flavor profile into many other recipes, like these Mini Greek Galettes. I use traditional ingredients like red onion, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, and tomatoes in these galettes. In salad I’d usually have cucumber as well, so I was going to use zucchini in this recipe. But, I recently was at the Carlsbad Famers Market and got talked into some organic crooknecks, so I decided to use these instead!

What is a crookneck?

A crookneck is a small yellow squash, so they are similar to zucchini and they have a beautiful vibrant yellow color! So, if you don't have crookneck, you can use zucchini or yellow squash instead and it will be just as good.

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Individual Greek Delights: These Mini Greek Galettes bring the vibrant flavors of Mediterranean cuisine into perfectly individual galette. These small pastries are filled with a mixture of fresh ingredients like feta cheese, veggies, olives, and herbs, offering a delicious combination of savory and tangy flavors. Each bite-sized galette provides a burst of authentic Greek taste, making them ideal for appetizers or a light meal.

Buttery, Flaky Crust: The crust of this Mini Greek Galette is the best part. Made from a rich, buttery pastry dough, the crust is both flaky and tender, creating a perfect contrast to the flavorful fillings. The edges of the galettes are often folded over the filling, adding a rustic charm and ensuring every bite includes a bit of that delicious crust.

Appetizer or a Meal: This recipe for Mini Greek Galettes can be an appetizer or a meal. I usually eat this for lunch or dinner, but if you're hosting a party, you could serve these as an appetizer and cut them into quarters.

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Ingredients

Salted Butter: I use organic salted butter to make the crust, because this is just like pie crust. My favorite butter is Organic Valley, but there are many others that are also delicious! If you are not using salted butter, and you are using unsalted butter, make sure to add a little pinch of salt into the dough.

All Purpose Flour: I use all purpose flour in this galette dough as it provides a flaky crust. My favorite Organic All Purpose Flour comes from Cairnspring Mills, check them out as it is fresh milled flour and it's amazing!

Dried Oregano: I add dried oregano into the crust for a little extra flavor. You do want to use dried oregano and not fresh, as the dried herb provides more flavor and you can easily add it into the crust when making it. My favorite is from Frontier Co-Op.

Ham: I had so much ham leftover from Christmas that I have been using it for everything. I really liked the ham in this recipe, but you could easily swap it out for turkey or chicken as well.

Feta Cheese: The most important ingredient in any Greek inspired dish (next to olives of course). Make sure you buy block feta cheese, never buy the crumbled feta cheese. Like my dad always said, “true Greeks do not buy crumbled feta cheese, they only buy block feta cheese”. Never mind about true Greeks, but crumbled feta cheese always contains additives and stabilizers which is why it holds its crumble while it sits there in the grocery store fridge waiting for you to buy it. Those things are unnecessary in feta cheese, and they aren't good for you. Plus the crumbled feta can be a different consistency which is undesirable for texture (in my opinion). It's best to buy a block of feta cheese, and crumble it as needed. You will get a better tasting cheese that's better for you. My favorite is Organic Valley Feta Cheese, it is so damn good!

Kalamata Olives: You cannot have any sort of Greek inspired dish without Kalamata olives. These are not the same as black olives, they are completely different. You can buy Kalamata olives with pits or without. I prefer to buy them without pits as that way I can easily chop them for salads so I get olives in every single bite. I usually buy the Lindsay Organic Kalamata Olives as they are pitted.

Red Onion: Red onion is crucial for Greek inspired dishes. White or yellow onion is not the same, so make sure you buy the red onion.

Tomato: You can use classic Roma tomatoes or even heirloom tomatoes.

Cookneck: I used the little crookneck squash because I had them on hand. If you don't have them, you could substitute for summer squash or zucchini.

Arugula : I like to top these galettes with a little bunch of arugula. This is completely optional, but it gives these galettes a little bit of texture.

Balsamic Vinegar : I top the arugula with balsamic vinegar for a little sweet and tartness that goes so well with all the other ingredients.

mini greek galettes

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Stand Mixer

Baking Sheet Half Sheet Pan (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off my favorite stainless steel sustainable bakeware!)

Parchment Paper (get my favorite nontoxic parchment paper and get 10% off with MIMIBAKES)

Rolling Pin

Pastry Brush

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

To make the crust: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour, and oregano. Turn on low for 2 to 3 rotations to combine the dry ingredients.

Have 6 pieces of plastic wrap ready.

Remove butter from the fridge and chop into small cubes, the smaller your cubes are the flakier your crust. I recommend at least cutting the sticks of butter into 4 and then chop into small cubes from there. Add the cold cubed butter to the flour mixture.

Measure out cold water and have ready.Turn mixer on low, slowly start to incorporate all ingredients. Gradually turn mixer to medium speed, once the butter mixture looks like wet sand immediately add in all the water. As soon as the dough comes together, stop mixer.

Divide dough into six pieces, weighing about 3 ounces (85 g) each. Form each piece of dough into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Allow to cool in the fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight before rolling out.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 3

In a small dish, add the melted butter and garlic powder and stir together to combine. Set aside.

Step 4

On a floured surface remove the plastic wrap from the six dough disks. Roll out to ¼-inch thick, that are about 6-inches in diameter. Transfer to the prepared baking sheets.

Step 5

Add the crookneck, red onion, tomato, feta, ham, and olives into the middle of each one, leaving about a 1-inch boarder. Fold the boarder into the middle to create a crust. Using a pastry brush, brush the crust of each galette with the butter and garlic powder mixture.

Step 6

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown. (If you're baking at high altitude, be sure to check the Notes at the bottom of the recipe for high altitude baking instructions).

To serve, top with a handful of arugula and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

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FAQ's

What if I don't have crookneck?

You can substitute this for summer squash or zucchini.

How long will the dough last in the fridge?

Only keep the dough in the fridge for 24 to 48 hours. If you can't make them, then you can transfer the dough to the freezer for a later date.

How should I store leftover?

Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

How should I reheat these?

Because these are a pie crust, you should only reheat these in the toaster oven or oven. Heat on a warm setting or at 350°F until the crust is crisp and the middle is warm, about 10 minutes. Never reheat in the microwave as these will become soggy.

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Mini Greek Galettes

Mimi Council
Traditional Greek flavors fill up this buttery and flaky pie crust for a savory galette that can be served for brunch, lunch, or dinner!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Chill Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Makes 6 galettes
Calories 550 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Crust

Filling

  • 57 grams salted butter (melted)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 ounces ham (diced)
  • 4 ounces feta (crumbled)
  • 2 crookneck squash (sliced)
  • 1 tomato (diced)
  • cup Kalamata olives (pitted and sliced)
  • 2 slices red onion (diced)

Topping

  • arugula
  • balsamic vinegar

Instructions
 

  • To make the crust: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour, and oregano. Turn on low for 2 to 3 rotations to combine the dry ingredients.
  • Have 6 pieces of plastic wrap ready.
  • Remove butter from the fridge and chop into small cubes, the smaller your cubes are the flakier your crust. I recommend at least cutting the sticks of butter into 4 and then chop into small cubes from there. Add the cold cubed butter to the flour mixture.
  • Measure out cold water and have ready.
  • Turn mixer on low, slowly start to incorporate all ingredients. Gradually turn mixer to medium speed, once the butter mixture looks like wet sand immediately add in all the water. As soon as the dough comes together, stop mixer.
  • Divide dough into six pieces, weighing about 3 ounces (85 g) each. Form each piece of dough into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Allow to cool in the fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight before rolling out.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a small dish, add the melted butter and garlic powder and stir together to combine. Set aside.
  • On a floured surface remove the plastic wrap from the six dough disks. Roll out to ¼-inch thick, that are about 6-inches in diameter. Transfer to the prepared baking sheets.
  • Add the crookneck, red onion, tomato, feta, ham, and olives into the middle of each one, leaving about a 1-inch boarder. Fold the boarder into the middle to create a crust. Using a pastry brush, brush the crust of each galette with the butter and garlic powder mixture.
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown.
  • To serve, top with a handful of arugula and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Notes

High Altitude — Bake at 350°F for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 550kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 13gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 23gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 805mgPotassium: 355mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1359IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 130mgIron: 3mg
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