Caramelised red onion and goats cheese tarts with strawberry compote and rocket salad (vegetarian)

Serves

Makes 6

Prep 30 minutes

Cook 40 minutes


N.B. You will also need: 2 baking sheets, lined with baking paper

Ingredients

375g ready rolled puff pastry

1 tbsp olive oil

2 red onions, sliced into eighteen segments

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar (one for tart, plus one for compote?)

2 tbsp brown sugar (one for onions, plus one for compote?)
40g hard goats cheese

6 small rosemary sprigs

1 egg yolk, lightly beaten

200g strawberries, hulled and cut into quarters

50ml red wine

large handful of rocket salad

salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Put the baking sheets in the oven and heat to 200C, fan 180C. Heat the oil in a large pan, then soften the onion for 5 minutes. Turn up the heat, then add the 1 tbsp each of balsamic vinegar and brown sugar. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 minutes until tender and sticky. Leave to cool a little, then season to taste.
  2. Roll out the pastry and cut into four equal sized rectangles. Lift onto the hot baking sheet, prick the pastry a few times with a fork, then place three red onion segments on to each, leaving a 1.5cm border along the edge. Crumble a few pieces of goats cheeses, then top with a rosemary sprig. Brush the edges of the pastry with the egg, then chill until ready to bake.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and crisp.
  4. Meanwhile, make the strawberry compote. Add the strawberries, remaining balsamic vinegar and brown sugar into a small pan, and bring to a simmer for a few minutes, or until the strawberries begin to break down a little. Add the red wine and simmer for a further five minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside until needed.

  5. Serve the tarts with a little rocket salad and a spoonful of strawberry compote.