Strawberry and Lemon Verbena Galette (paleo)

Strawberry and Lemon Verbena Galette (paleo)

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An easy paleo galette that uses fresh summer strawberries and garden lemon verbena for the perfect balance of sweet and tart.



For the Crust:

1 1/2 cups almond flour

3/4 cup arrowroot flour

1 tbsp coconut sugar

1/2 cup cold ghee

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp lemon zest

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp apple cider vinegar in 1/4 cup ice cold water

For the Filling:

2 1/2 cups strawberries, hulled and quartered

1 tbsp coconut sugar

2 tbsp chopped fresh lemon verbena

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp arrowroot flour

for the Finish:

1 egg yolk, whisked

coconut sugar


To make the crust add the almond flour, arrowroot flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, salt and lemon zest to a food processor and pulse until combined.  Add the cold ghee and pulse until crumbly.  Transfer the mixture to a bowl and slowly add the cold water and apple cider vinegar, one tsp at a time, mixing with your fingers.  When the dough sticks together when you press it you have added enough cold water.  Form the dough into a ball and wrap tightly with plastic wrap or a beeswax wrap.  let the dough chill in the fridge for an hour.

Meanwhile, prepare the filling. Chop the strawberries and add the coconut sugar, lemon verbena, lemon juice and arrowroot flour.

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Once the dough has chilled for an hour remove the wrap and roll out between two pieces of parchment paper until the dough is about 12 inches wide. Place the filling in the centre of the dough and fold the edges up. It doesn’t have to be perfect and if anything breaks just squeeze it back together with your fingers.  Brush the folded edges with the egg yolk and top with a sprinkle of coconut sugar.  Bake for 30 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.


*if you can’t tolerate ghee feel free to try subbing coconut oil

**If you don’t have lemon verbena, lemon balm or fresh basil would also be very nice.  Or even just using some lemon zest if you can’t get your hands on any fresh herbs.

Keywords: galette, paleo, baking, gluten free

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