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Red onion and goat's cheese tart with pesto

Red onion and goat's cheese tart with pesto

This easy and delicious recipe from Chef Neil Forbes of Café St Honore is perfect as a starter, main or even for your party food table.
By Neil Forbes
Serves 4
Prep/Cook time: 20-30 minutes
a partially served dish of baked red onion and creamy goats cheese tart

Ingredients

3 red onions, peeled and halved, then each cut into wedges
Remember to check the freezer for leftover onions you may have chopped and frozen previously.
1 log of goat's cheese or goat's curd
A handful of herbs like basil, parsley or even wild garlic (frozen, fresh or dried)
1 clove of garlic
50g hard cheese
A few nuts like hazelnuts or pine nuts, or even walnuts
200ml olive oil or cold-pressed rapeseed oil
Salt and pepper
4 discs of puff pastry
A handful of rocket and watercress

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Recipe

  1. Pre-heat oven to 200°C

  2. To make the pesto, blitz the herbs, hard cheese, garlic, nuts, nearly all the olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper in a food processor.

  3. Heat some oil in a frying pan and add the red onion wedges. Season and cook for a few minutes on a high heat to take the rawness off the onion.

  4. Top each disc of pastry with a tablespoon of pesto. Then add a layer of onion, then crumble over the goat’s cheese. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until the pastry is just cooked and golden.

  5. Serve with rocket and watercress trickled with oil and seasoned with salt.

  6. Remember to freeze any portions you don’t eat this time to save them from going in the bin. A great time saver for a simple meal or snack another day when you may be busy.

    Defrost your frozen portions in the fridge and use within 24 hours, or in a microwave on 'defrost' directly before use.
Make the most of your leftovers
Store in
Airtight container
Time
Fridge for 2 days, freezer for 3 months
Where to store
Fridge or freezer
Reheat
Oven or microwave until piping hot. Reheat only once.

Perfect portions

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