Vine Tomato, Red Onion and Goats Cheese
recipe for Vine Tomato, Red Onion and Goats Cheese Tart
comes from professional Chef Lee Mexter. Lee has being
a chef for thirteen years, working at the Ritz London
and the Churchill Intercontinental. Then as a head chef
in a restaurant in Leicestershire. He now has his own
catering company, Fine Dine In. His company specialises
in preparing and serving dinner parties for people in
their own homes.
enjoys putting together recipes and as well as publishing
them on the web he also writes recipes for a local paper
and will soon be writing his own cookery book.
you want to know more or would like Lee to help you
with your dinner party you can find out more from www.fine-dinein.co.uk
is a delicious vegetarian dish, perfect for those hot
summer nights. For some reason non-vegetarians seem
to think that because a dish has a vegetarian label
that it is sub standard food and that they are missing
out on something more exciting. Well taste this dish
and you may well be changing your opinion for good.
for Vine Tomato, Red Onion and Goats Cheese
Vine Cherry Tomatoes
1 Large Red Onion
1 Packet Puff Pastry
4 Slices Goats Cheese
4 tbs Pesto
Oil / Vegetable Oil
to make Vine Tomato, Red Onion and Goats
the tomatoes into halves, and the red onion into rough
2cm squares. Place on an oven tray drizzle over some
oil and season with salt and pepper, place to one
roll out your puff pastry to approx 1/2 cm thick.
Cut out four 6" x 4" rectangles, take a
sharp knife and score a rectangle within each of your
rectangles of pastry 1cm from the edge.
these onto a greased baking tray, now place both oven
trays in the oven for approx 10 minutes on gas mark
your pastry cases and push down the middles where
you scored the pastry and you will be left with four
tart cases, fill with the onion and tomato mixture,
place a slice of goat's cheese on top of each one
and spoon over the pesto.
the tarts under grill to melt the goat's cheese or
if you have a kitchen blowtorch you can use that.
can be served with new potatoes and salad or seasonal
Tips and Variations:
goat's cheese is not to your taste, this can be replaced
with brie or mozzarella. If you desire a more intense
flavour you can add a dash of balsamic vinegar to the
tomatoes and onions before baking them, and of course
you could fill the tart with other vegetable all together.
dish can be served using a smaller portion as a starter,
and you can create any shapes that you like, I just
find that with the rectangles, they look rustic and