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.


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


1Very thinly slice half a large onion (use a mandoline if you have one).

2Saute 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.

3Toast 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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