Filo-tarts-with-gridled-spring-onions

Filo tarts with griddled spring onions

Crisp pastry plus gooey cheese and caramelised onions equals savoury perfection

By , 15 June 2017

(3 votes)

Filo tarts with griddled spring onions
  • 45 Mins

  • Serves: 4

Nutritional Info
Each 160g serving contains
  • Energy

    1426KJ

    341KCAL

    17%
  • Fat

    13.3g

    med

    19%
  • Saturates

    6.1g

    high

    31%
  • Sugars

    4.3g

    low

    5%
  • Salt

    1.22g

    med

    20%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 891kJ/213kcal.
Ingredients
  • 8 spring onions, trimmed
  • 2tsp rapeseed oil
  • 175g Asda Light 50% Less Fat Soft Cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1tbsp fresh thyme leaves, plus extra for garnish
  • 1tsp English mustard
  • 65g Asda 30% Less Fat Mature British Cheese, grated
  • 4 sheets ready-rolled filo pastry
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.

  • Heat a griddle pan on a high setting. Toss the spring onions in 1tsp of the oil and cook for 4 mins, turning from time to time until golden and charred. Set aside on a plate to cool.

  • Beat together the soft cheese, egg, thyme leaves, mustard and 25g of the grated cheese. Set aside.

  • Cover the filo pastry with damp kitchen roll to stop it drying out. Arrange 4 individual flan cases (about 11cm) on a baking tray. Brush the remaining oil over one sheet of filo at a time and cut into 4 equal-sized squares. Arrange the squares in the tart tins, placing each piece at a slightly different angle for a ‘starburst’ effect. Repeat until you have lined all 4 tins.

  • Put the tins on a baking tray. Divide the soft cheese mixture between them, spreading out with the back of a spoon. Arrange 2 spring onions on top of each and sprinkle over 25g of the grated cheese.

  • Bake for 15-18 mins until golden and the filling is just set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before carefully taking out of the tins.

  • Sprinkle with thyme leaves, black pepper and the remaining 15g grated cheese.

  • Serve immediately, or enjoy cold at your picnic.