Pastry squares with goat’s cheese, pesto and tomato

Pastry squares with goat’s cheese, pesto and tomato
  • Serves icon Makes 20
  • Time icon Ready in 30 min

These pastry squares with goat’s cheese, pesto and tomato make moreish snacks or canapés. The recipe uses ready-rolled puff pastry so all the hard work is already done for you.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
114kcals
Fat
8.6g (2.9g saturated)
Protein
2.2g
Carbohydrates
7.8g (0.6g sugar)
Salt
0.2g
Calories
114kcals
Fat
8.6g (2.9g saturated)
Protein
2.2g
Carbohydrates
7.8g (0.6g sugar)
Salt
0.2g

Ingredients

  • 375g pack ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 75g soft goat’s cheese
  • 120g fresh green or red pesto sauce
  • 20 cherry tomatoes, a mixture of
  • red and yellow, halved
  • Small fresh basil leaves, to garnish

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200_C/fan180_C/ gas 6. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Unroll the pastry and cut into 20 squares, each measuring 5cm. Place these on the baking trays, then top each with a little goat’s cheese, 1/2 teaspoon pesto and 2 cherry tomato halves. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the pastry is cooked, crisp and pale golden. Push any tomatoes that have fallen off back onto the pastries and transfer them to serving trays.
  3. Serve hot or cold, garnished with fresh basil leaves.

delicious. tips

  1. These work equally well using olive tapenade in place of the pesto.

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