caramelized onion, red pepper and feta galettes

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These puff pastry bites are simple to make and perfect for a picnic. The seasoning here has a Mediterranean flare to it, but you can be creative and try a variety of different spices and herbs to find your favorite combination. The filling makes a great pizza as well. Delicious, it’s a crowd-pleasing dish.

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Caramelized Onion, Red Pepper and Feta Galettes

1 medium onion
1 small red pepper
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
kosher salt
fresh ground black pepper
3-4 fresh thyme sprigs, chopped, stems removed
1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 cup feta cheese (more or less based on preference)
1 tbsp sour cream
1 sheet of puff pastry dough
1 ggg for an egg wash
Filling makes about 4 individual size puff pastry bites

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Slice the pepper (discard the seeds) into long strips. Peel and slice the onion into strips as well. Sauté the pepper and onion in a pan on the stove, medium heat, for roughly 10 minutes. Add the fresh thyme sprigs and seasoning. Continue to cook for an additional minute or so until onions are golden to light brown in color and the red pepper is soft. The vegetables will continue to cook once in the oven.

Roll out the puff pastry and cut into squares, then place on a baking tray. Brush the edges of the pastry with the egg wash. Spoon a thin to medium layer of sour cream around the center. Add a spoonful of the sautéed vegetables on top along with crumbled bits of feta cheese. (Note, preferable to crumble the cheese on your own). Bake for roughly 7-10 minutes, depending on your oven, remove when the crust is browned. Sprinkle with parsley before serving. Enjoy!

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Notes and Variations
– Pitted Kalamata olives are a wonderful addition to the onions, peppers and feta
– Additional toppings that would work well here include: roasted garlic, artichokes, pine nuts
– Try adding a sprinkle of the spice blend za’atar, add chili flakes

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6 Responses to caramelized onion, red pepper and feta galettes

  1. Deb May 31, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

    A stellar picnic recipe! Adore the savory galette toppings, bursting with flavor and easy to prepare!

  2. yumivore May 31, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    Way to go Deb! Hot off the press (or out of the oven) and I find such a warm and lovely comment. Thank you! It’s amazing how easy these really are, even though the name makes them sound so complicated. Hope you have a picnic planned soon!

  3. Lori June 19, 2013 at 7:26 am #

    Simple, yet elegant. I love the flavors in this. It looks wonderful!

  4. Kevin F. Adler (@kevinfadler) June 23, 2013 at 8:02 pm #

    Whatever I’m about to eat for dinner, I wish this was on the table. Yumbo.

  5. yumivore June 25, 2013 at 11:01 am #

    Thanks Lori for dropping by for a nibble! Indeed, simple but tastes equally as wonderful as you note!

  6. yumivore June 25, 2013 at 11:01 am #

    Love it! A great dish to add to any potluck!