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Vegan Ricotta and Asparagus Galette

by Capri Lilly

This savory Vegan Ricotta and Asparagus Galette is perfect for any time of day and any occasion! It is a filling, plant-based meal that takes less than 30 minutes to make!

If you love galettes, you will definitely want to try my Mushroom Galette or Strawberry Peach Galette next! 

Vegan Ricotta and Asparagus Galette. Gluten-Free

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This Vegan Ricotta and Asparagus Galette is a favorite in my home! The crust is warm and flakey. The vegan ricotta is luscious and rich. The asparagus is roasted and slightly caramelized. It all comes together so perfectly!

If you’ve been perusing asparagus recipes, trying to find different ways to enjoy this delightful vegetable, then you’ve come to the right place! This vegan asparagus galette is like having an asparagus tart but 100 times better! 

Vegan Asparagus Galette

What is a Galette?

Galettes are like a fancy hybrid between a pizza and a pie. When I describe it to people I say that it is essentially an open-faced pie, or similar to a tart. However, it is much easier to make than a pie because you simply take a single {pie} crust, fill it in the middle, and fold over the edges. There is no need for any intricate pie dish or pan or any complicated equipment.  

Are Galettes Vegan?

Galettes can easily be made vegan! The crust is typically made with 5 simple ingredients: Flour, Butter, baking powder, water, and a pinch of salt. Just be sure to use vegan butter when making the crust. Then, fill the galette with your favorite {vegan} toppings!

This galette is completely vegan as the base of the “ricotta” is made with tofu and nutritional yeast.

No Cheese Galette Vegan and Gluten-Free filled with vegan ricotta and asparagus

What do you need to make this Vegan Ricotta and Asparagus Galette:

Pie Crust: You can easily make the pie crust from scratch (like I’ve done here), or you can use premade pie crust. If you are using a premade crust, allow it to come to room temperature and remove it from the lining. You should be able to manipulate the dough. Form it into a ball and then roll the dough into a circle. It is now ready to use to make a galette! I used Wholly Wholesome Gluten-Free Vegan Pie Crust for this recipe!

Vegan Ricotta: Homemade Vegan Ricotta takes less than 5 minutes to make and it is so delicious! You simply add tofu, parsley, garlic, nutritional yeast, and salt into a food processor and blend until combined. You will be so amazed at how much it actually looks like actual ricotta! Plus, the taste is phenomenal! I love it in this recipe and even more so in my Vegan Eggplant Lasagna Dish

Asparagus: The asparagus will be layered on top of the vegan ricotta and roasted to perfection. You can also add other spring vegetables like peas, artichoke, or broccoli!

How do you make a galette?

Making a galette is super easy! First, you prepare the crust. Then, add the filling to the center. Fold over the edges. Then, bake until the crust is golden brown and the filling is cooked all the way through!

How do you shape a galette?

The shaping of a galette does not need to be perfect. In fact, the less perfect the better as it will have a more rustic appearance. A large circle or oval shape works perfectly. 

Tip: Avoid rolling the dough too thin, otherwise, it will not be able to hold in the filling. 

Can you reheat a galette?

You sure can! You can easily reheat a galette in the microwave, but it is best to reheat it in the oven. Simply place the galette in a preheated oven at 350°F and bake for 5-7 minutes until warmed through. 

Can you freeze this vegan ricotta and asparagus galette?

You can assembly the galette, wrap it tightly, and store the unbaked galette in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you are ready to enjoy it, simply preheat the oven, place the frozen galette on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and bake it directly from the freezer.

I hope you enjoy this Vegan Ricotta and Asparagus Galette!

If you try the recipe, don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know what you think in the comments below! Take pictures, tag #goodfoodbaddie, and share them with me on Instagram! I love hearing from you! 

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Vegan Ricotta and Asparagus Galette

This savory Vegan Ricotta & Asparagus Galette is perfect for any time of day and any occasion! It is a filling, plant-based meal that takes less than 30 minutes to make!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Healthy Options, Vegan
Keyword: asparagus, galette, galette recipe, gluten-free, savory galette, tofu ricotta, vegan, vegan ricotta, vegetarian
Servings: 2
Calories: 540kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Pie Crust (ensure gluten-free and vegan if necessary) I used Wholly Wholesome Gluten-Free Pie Crust
  • 1/2 lb Asparagus, ends trimmed
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tbsp Olive Oil

Vegan Ricotta (you only need 1/3-1/2 cup for this recipe)

  • 4 oz firm tofu (138 g), drained
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Parsley

Garnish

  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 1 tsp Fresh Lemon Squeezed
  • 1/4 tsp Red Crushed Peppers
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Parsley

Instructions

Making the Tofu Ricotta

  • Chop the tofu and place it with the remaning vegan ricotta ingredients in a food processor (or blender).
  • Blend just a moment, less than 30 seconds, until you achieve a ricotta-like consistency.
  • Set aside 1/3- 1/2 cup for the galette. Any remaining vegan ricotta can be stored in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Assembling the Galette

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F
  • If using premade crust, let the crust thaw. Then form the crust into a ball, then pat it flat. Roll the dough into a circle or oval, between 1/8-1/4 inches thick. If the dough sticks, sprinkle flour onto the galette and the rolling pin. (If you would like to make the crust from scratch, click the link below for directions.)
  • Spread the vegan ricotta onto the center of the dough, leaving a 1.5" border along the outside of the dough. (see video)
  • Add the asparagus. Then top with salt, pepper, and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Carefully fold the edges of the crust over the edges of the filling, pleating if needed. Make sure the bottom (where it folds) is sealed by using your fingers or a spatula to smooth together. Brush the dough with vegan butter.
  • Transfer the galette into the oven and bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes, then top with lemon zest, parsley, and red crushed pepper. Enjoy!  

Notes

If you would like to make your crust from scratch, follow the instructions in this post.
I used Wholly Wholesome Gluten-Free Pie Crust For This Recipe. It’s vegan and top 8 allergy-free. 
 

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18 comments

Alexandra April 26, 2021 - 10:51 pm

5 stars
This is absolutely delicious, and I love that it is vegan.

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Sue April 26, 2021 - 10:56 pm

5 stars
I love a good galette and I am amazed that this one is vegan!

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Emily Flint April 26, 2021 - 11:16 pm

5 stars
Always looking for delicious asparagus recipes, thanks!

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Capri Lilly April 27, 2021 - 12:53 am

You’re welcome, Emily!

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Amy April 26, 2021 - 11:25 pm

5 stars
Oh yum! Love a good galette!

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Addison April 27, 2021 - 1:36 am

5 stars
So savory and hearty! Yes please!

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Ramona April 27, 2021 - 6:53 am

5 stars
I love a good old galette and this was delicious!

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Capri Lilly April 27, 2021 - 4:15 pm

Thanks Ramona!

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Chef Dennis April 27, 2021 - 7:46 am

5 stars
I am so excited to make this Vegan Ricotta and Asparagus Galette!

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Capri Lilly April 27, 2021 - 4:14 pm

I hope you enjoy!

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Freya April 27, 2021 - 8:01 am

5 stars
Absolutely delicious! The perfect spring recipe!

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Capri Lilly April 27, 2021 - 4:14 pm

Hi Freya! So glad you like 🙂

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Elizabeth Flight April 27, 2021 - 6:39 pm

5 stars
Absolutely delicious! Great recipe!

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Capri Lilly April 27, 2021 - 7:39 pm

Thank you!

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Kristina April 28, 2021 - 2:58 pm

5 stars
My family loved it.

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Capri Lilly April 28, 2021 - 3:04 pm

Hi Kristina! I am happy your family enjoyed the recipe!

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Mia October 3, 2021 - 4:05 pm

5 stars
This is an amazing recipe! The ricotta really tastes like the real thing! My new favorite asparagus recipe for sure 🙂

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Capri Lilly October 3, 2021 - 4:41 pm

Hi Mia! I am glad you enjoyed the recipe! This tofu ricotta and asparagus is my fav too!! Thanks for leaving a review 🙂

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