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Mexican Courgette and Ricotta Galette

Mexican Courgette and Ricotta Galette

This mexican spiced courgette and ricotta galette is great to make for a late summer lunch, celebrating wonderful seasonal produce.
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine British, Mexican
Keyword Courgette, Galette, Spicy, Zucchini
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 45 minutes
Chilling 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 306kcal
Author Sasha


For the crust

  • 140 g plain flour (1 cup)
  • 80 g polenta/cornmeal (½ cup)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chilli flakes
  • ½ teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 150 g cold unsalted butter (10 tablespoons) cubed
  • 1 egg beaten

For the filling

  • 250 g ricotta (1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon rapeseed or olive oil
  • 2 courgettes thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper


  • Start by preparing the crust. Place the flour, polenta, salt, chipotle chilli flakes and oregano into your food processor and pulse briefly to mix. Add the butter to the processor and pulse until the butter resembles small peas in the flour. Pour in 4 tablespoons of ice cold water and continue to pulse until a ball of dough forms, adding a little more water if necessary. Tip the dough out onto a floured surface and pat gently to form a disc. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
    140 g plain flour, 80 g polenta/cornmeal, ½ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon chipotle chilli flakes, ½ teaspoon Mexican oregano, 150 g cold unsalted butter
  • In a small bowl, mix together the ricotta, fresh oregano, garlic and oil until well combined. Season with salt and pepper.
    250 g ricotta, 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves, 1 clove garlic, 1 teaspoon rapeseed or olive oil, salt and pepper
  • Once the dough has chilled, remove from the fridge and roll out on a floured surface so that it's about ⅛" thick. Transfer the rolled out dough to a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Spread the ricotta mixture over the crust, leaving a border a couple of inches wide around the edges. Lay the courgette slices in a concentric circle pattern on top of the ricotta. Brush the courgettes with a little oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
    2 courgettes
  • Fold the edges of the dough over the filling
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F (fan) or hotter for conventional (190°C/375°F).
  • Brush the edges of the dough with the beaten egg and place in the fridge for 15-20 minutes to rest before baking.
    1 egg
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool a little before slicing.


I use a fan oven so you may need to increase the temperature of your oven and/or the length of cooking time.
If you are sensitive to spice, reduce the chipotle chilli flakes to ½ teaspoon.
Crust recipe slightly adapted from Half Baked Harvest.


Serving: 8Slices | Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.8g | Protein: 7.3g | Fat: 21.1g | Saturated Fat: 12.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6.3g | Cholesterol: 79.5mg | Sodium: 491.3mg | Potassium: 125.4mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 183.2IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 85.6mg | Iron: 1.6mg