Cucumber and Tomato Galette

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So I named this a galette, then you see the picture in a pie dish. A bit of a contradiction I know.  I used phyllo this time instead of pie pastry. Phyllo being the temperamental floppy ingredient that it is I erred on the side of caution and used a pie dish. Chicken, I know…..
Summer’s bounty is still in full bloom and the tomatoes and cucumbers just keep coming in our garden.  As much as I love salads I wanted to do something a little different.  A fresh and healthy side dish or even as a main dish for a lunch, this is a fun easy and yummy dish to make!

2 cucumbers diced
4 small tomatoes or 2 large diced
8oz cream cheese
4 oz feta cheese
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 c kalmata olives sliced
8 sheets phyllo dough and melted butter to coat

Lay sheet of phllyo across pie dish and brush with melted butter repeat four times.  Layer 4 additional buttered sheets in opposite direction. Fold excess sheets up and brush with melted butter.

Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes till brown and golden.

In a mixing bowl beat together cream cheese and feta and oregano.  Spread over the bottom of the phyllo crust. In another mixing bowl combine tomatoes and cucumbers, and olives with a drizzle of olive oil and and salt and pepper to taste.  Pour over the cream cheese filled phyllo crust. Serve immediately.

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About the plaid and paisley kitchen

I am just like you, a modern woman juggling life, family, work, and always struggling to find time to work on my hobbies. As the wife of a very picky eater with very definitive likes and dislikes, (Mostly misconceptions of what something may taste like.) I can honestly say that every recipe on here is “Stevie Approved!” I am the Great-Granddaughter of German immigrants and I learned to cook in my mother’s and grandmother’s kitchens. As I grew and gained experience in my own kitchen I took the lessons I learned and branched out and started new traditions mixed with Old World styling. I was raised by a very artistic and talented mother, and if I inherited just a tad of her abilities then I consider myself very lucky. In primary and secondary schooling I was always heavily involved in art and drama. I still have a great passion for the theater. I think that a household should have a healthy dose of dramatic flair. I feel that food should be prepared with quality and fresh ingredients, and that meals should be served with love. I believe a home should be comfortable and beautiful at the same time, and that an organized home is a happy home!

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