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Mexican Galette with Roasted Red Pepper, Black Beans and Avocados


Mexican Galette with Roasted Red Pepper, Black Beans and Avocados. And the best and easiest tart crust. With a vegan option.


I met a lady at the grocery store yesterday who was 92. She was fabulously healthy and spry, you would never have known she was born in the 1920’s.

We started to chat about my daughter. After a few minutes she said, "You’re a good woman. I can tell. And you’re a good mom." I wanted to stop and tell her about the Cheerios on the floor of car, and how some days she stays in pajamas until noon and how since I work from home, there are so many times I have to say, "Mommy’s busy," when she wants me to sit on the couch and watch Mickey’s Clubhouse but I haven’t photographed the tart yet and it’s withering.

Why is it so hard for us to accept a mom-compliments? Why is it so hard to see that we are doing well, see that not being perfect doesn’t mean that you still aren’t doing great?

When someone tells me that they love my recipes, I’m thrilled. If someone tells me I’m a great mom, I want to protest.

Maybe we all need to hear it more often. Maybe you need to hear it as much as I do. You and I aren’t that different, but I hope you find a way to believe this, even if I haven’t:

You’re doing great. Cheerios on the floor means you thought that your kid might want a snack on the way to the park, and cared more about that, than the floor of your SVU.

Taking a moment to yourself means you give so much all day, you need to recharge so that you can give some more.

Your kid in pajamas at noon just means you saw that they were having a good time, and didn’t want to interrupt with something as silly as a wardrobe change.

Putting your kids in front of the TV so you can sit down to talk to your spouse is a great way to show your kids how much you care about that relationship, showing them that their parents love each other.

When you go to bed at night, reliving the days events and focusing on the failures, remember that your kids aren’t. They remember the park, the macaroni and the bed time story. They think you’re doing great, and so do I.

Mexican Galette


For The Crust:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) of butter (for vegan use shortening)
  • 1/3 cup ice cold water
  • 1 tbs melted butter (for vegan substitute with water or Earth Balance)

For the Filling:

  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tsp minced chipotle pepper
  • 2 tbs oil
  • 2 tbs warm water
  • 1 roma tomato, thinly sliced
  • 2 jalapeno, sliced, stem and seeds removed
  • 1 roasted red pepper, sliced
  • ½ cup cooked black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup corn kernels (thawed if frozen)
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • ¼ cup Mexican Crema (can substitute sour cream) (for vegan use cashew cream)
  • ½ cup cilantro


  1. In a food processor add 1 1/3 cup flour, salt, sugar and butter, process until well combined. Add the remaining flour and process again until combined.
  2. Transfer to a bowl and mix in the water until just combined (don’t add the water while the dough is in the food processor or your dough will be brittle and cracker-like).
  3. The dough should be soft. Form dough into a disk, wrap with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Can be made three days ahead of time.
  4. Preheat oven to 375
  5. In a small bowl, add the tomato paste, chipotle, water and oil, stir until combined.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a 16 inch rustic circle. Transfer dough to a baking sheet that has been covered with parchment paper.
  7. Spread the center with the tomato chipotle mixture, leaving about 2 inches of the edges bare.
  8. Add the roasted red pepper, jalapenos, black beans, and corn. Fold the edges up over the filling, leaving a portion of the center still exposed. Brush the edges with melted butter.
  9. Bake at 375 for 30 to 35 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
  10. Remove from the oven, top with avocado, crema and cilantro.

Mexican Galette with Roasted Red Pepper, Black Beans and Avocados. And the best and easiest tart crust. With a vegan option.

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beverly March 18, 2013 um 4:29 am

Very great post. I think all people need to hear that they are doing well but especially moms.


Jen @ Savory Simple March 18, 2013 um 5:38 am

These photos are gorgeous. I think your ingredient list is missing the filling 🙂

I’m not a mom but I understand where you’re coming from. It’s very hard for me to accept compliments. But I know I’m too hard on myself and it’s important to remember that we do the best we can!


Jackie March 18, 2013 um 9:19 am

Thanks! I type up my recipes in word, because I’m scared that if my blog goes down all my recipes will be lost forever, and sometimes the cut and paste doesn’t go as planned 😉


Gerry@ foodness gracious March 18, 2013 um 6:12 am

Amen to that! I regularly go through guilt trips about being a horrible dad but hugs from them kinda puts things in perspective.


Jackie March 18, 2013 um 9:20 am

I know you are a great Dad. Your kids are very lucky. But I get it, I think if you don’t feel guilty about something, you’re doing it wrong.


Cassie | Bake Your Day March 18, 2013 um 6:35 am

I think we should all be a little more gracious to ourselves! I know I could do a better job of that myself, and I’m not even a mom yet. I love this galette!


Jackie March 18, 2013 um 10:16 am

I know, why do we always internalize the negative comments and not the positive ones? It’s so much harder to believe the good stuff!


Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious March 18, 2013 um 7:33 am

Gorgeous galette! I’ve never had a savory galette but I’m sure I would love it!

And certain compliments are hard to accept at times but you are a great mom! I still need to meet your little one!


Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet March 18, 2013 um 8:36 am

I can totally relate, Jackie. I don’t know how to accept the compliments either. And the cheerios on the car floor – yep, just reminded me of them. And the ones in the couch…. And under my desk..:) Love this post!

As far as the galette – I love rustic food and this dish looks amazing. My Hubby would totally appreciate the Mexican twist 🙂


Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry March 18, 2013 um 10:17 am

I think everybody is too hard on themselves when really you just do the best you can. This mexican galette looks like a tasty dinner recipe!


Bree {Skinny Mommy} March 18, 2013 um 11:30 am

I love this post.I think we start beating ourselves up as moms at conception. I know I am guilty of it every day! I am sure you are as wonderful as a mom as you are a cook! This looks great btw…


Julie @ Table for Two March 18, 2013 um 11:43 am

I think sometimes it’s hard for us to take in compliments because we don’t feel the same as others see us. I’m glad you wrote this and the tip you gave about reliving your day before you go to bed and seeing all the good there is to see. You ARE a wonderful mom, wife, food blogger, author, everything! You’re a sweet friend and I’d love to share this Mexican galette over coffee with you some day 🙂


Julie @ Table for Two March 18, 2013 um 11:44 am

Ew, ok, maybe not coffee. But, how about a soda? Lol or sparkling water? haha


Jackie March 18, 2013 um 12:06 pm

Haha! I’ll drink coffee with anything 🙂 But my husband and I ate it for dinner with beer.
Some day you and I will get drinks together and chat!


Kelly March 18, 2013 um 1:08 pm

I could probably eat this every night, looks amazing! 🙂


Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies March 18, 2013 um 4:17 pm

I can never accept compliments, period. Someone once pointed it out to me, so now not only can I not accept compliments, but I’m self-conscious about not accepting compliments. Which is awesome.

I love the idea of a Mexican Galette–delicious!


Sippitysup March 18, 2013 um 5:11 pm

Youarea great on because you are a great person. GREG


Jackie March 19, 2013 um 3:12 pm

Thank you Greg! You are so wonderful.


Arianna March 19, 2013 um 4:39 am

You made me cry! I need to hear this too. It’s hard being a parent, but I think that is just part of it.


RavieNomNoms March 19, 2013 um 7:08 am

This Mexican Gallette looks delicious!


Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama March 19, 2013 um 3:39 pm

I love this tart and I loved this post. I am the same way. If someone compliments me on my food, my blog, my photos. I take them. I can easily except them and I believe them

You tell me I’m a good mom or a good wife… I will always be "HA! you should see the mess at home… or you should see me when…" I need to cut myself some slack, as do we all!


Jackie March 19, 2013 um 6:06 pm

I do the same thing! I need to learn to say, "Thank you! I try really hard to be a good mom, it’s really important to me." And just leave it at that!


Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. March 19, 2013 um 10:05 pm

It’s a weird thing us humans do with being so hard on ourselves!

I love the idea of a savory galette, especially when it is filled with Mexican goodness


Keegan March 21, 2013 um 10:29 am

Looks great! Love the story. Great work.


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