Makes 4 tartines

This onion and fig tartine is the perfect mixture of savoury and sweet. Tartine is a toasted, open-faced bread complete with a spread. Either serve them to your dinner guests for a fun starter or have them as a light meal.

Onion and fig tartines

Course: Lunch, Light Snack


  • Half a large onion
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic
  • 4 slices crusty French bread
  • 2 tbsp goat's cheese
  • 1 tbsp fig jam
  • Pinch of pine nuts
  • Salt and pepper


  • Very thinly slice half a large onion (use a mandoline if you have one).
  • Saute the onion for 15 minutes on a medium to low heat, stirring often with one tablespoon of butter, one tablespoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of balsamic.
  • Toast four slices of crusty French bread and top each slice (in this order) with: two tablespoons of goat’s cheese, one tablespoon of fig jam and a spoonful of the onions, a pinch of pine nuts, a drizzle of oil olive and salt and pepper to taste.

Extracted from French Property News Magazine.


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