A galette is a French free-form pastry that is incredibly easy to make that can be sweet or savory. Here, a simple buttery crust is filled with caramelized onions seasoned with thyme. It pairs wonderfully with a side of veggies and a dollop of cashew cream.

Caramelized Onion Galette [Vegan]




Cooking Time




For the Dough:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons vegan butter, cut into pieces and chilled
  • 5 tablespoons ice cold water

For the Filling:

  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 3 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Non-dairy milk, for brushing


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour with salt. Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse meal. Add water slowly to the flour and stir until just incorporated; gently knead to form a dough. Flatten the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. In a skillet, melt the butter and add the onions and thyme; cook over moderately high heat, until softened, about 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and cook until lightly browned and reduced in volume, about 10-15 minutes longer.
  3. Season with salt and pepper. Let cool.
  4. Set a pizza stone on the bottom rack of the oven and preheat the oven to 375°F.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough into a 12-inch round disc and transfer onto the baking sheet.
  6. Spread the onions on the round, leaving a 1 1/2-inch border. Fold the edge of the dough up and over the filling and brush the edge with the non-dairy milk.
  7. Bake the galette on the stone for 40 minutes or until the dough is nicely browned on the bottom.
  8. Transfer the galette to the top shelf and bake for about 5 minutes longer, until the top of the crust is browned. Transfer the galette to a rack and let cool slightly. Serve warm.


Adapted from Food and Wine.


Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 1372 | Total Carbs: 119 g | Total Fat: 89 g | Total Protein: 18 g | Total Sodium: 813 g | Total Sugar: 14 g (Per Serving) Calories: 343 | Carbs: 30 g | Fat: 22 g | Protein: 5 g | Sodium: 203 g | Sugar: 4 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.