Lemony Ricotta Summer Squash Galette

Lemony Ricotta Summer Squash Galette


2 medium summer squash (and/or zucchini), thinly sliced

1 refrigerated pie crust (reserve the other for a decadent treat!)

3/4 ricotta cheese

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1 clove garlic, minced

1 Tbsp. olive oil

2 tsp. finely shredded lemon peel

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper

1 egg yolk

fresh dill (optional)


  1. Sprinkle squash lightly with salt. Transfer to a colander, drain for 15 minutes. Pat fry with paper towels. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Meanwhile, on a  large piece of lightly floured parchment, roll dough into a 12-inch circle. Transfer parchment and dough to a large baking sheet; set aside.
  3. For ricotta filling, in a medium bowl whisk together ricotta, Parmesan, mozzarella, garlic, 1 tsp. of the olive oil, the lemon peel, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Using a spatula, spread ricotta filling over dough, leaving a 1 1/2 inch border. top with squash rounds. Drizzle with remaining olive oil. Gently fold over pastry edges, pleating as necessary.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolk and 1 tsp water. Lightly brush pastry edges with egg mixture. Transfer galette to oven. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until edges are golden brown. Sprinkle with dill, if desired. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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