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.

20-30 mins
Published: May 24, 2017

Pre-heat oven to 200°C

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.

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.

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.

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


  • 3 Red onions, peeled and halved, then each cut into wedges
  • 1 Log of goat's cheese or goat's curd
  • A handful of herbs like basil, parsley or even wild garlic
  • 1 Clove of garlic
  • 1 Small piece of hard cheese, around 50g
  • 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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