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    Little party galettes - pickled onion and manchego

    • Gluten Free
    • Christmas
    • Preparation time: 30 minutes
    • Cooking time: 30 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour

    Makes: 25-30


    100g shelled pistachios
    100g sunflower or pumpkin seeds
    100g vacuum-packed chestnuts
    2 tbsp olive oil
    1 tbsp maple syrup
    1 lemon, zest
    small bunch thyme, leaves picked

    2 small red onions, very finely sliced
    1 tsp honey
    2 tbsp white wine vinegar
    200g manchego cheese (or vegetarian alternative)
    140g rocket leaves, roughly chopped if large
    2 clementines, zest
    drizzle olive oil


    1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C, gas mark 6. Put the nuts and seeds on a baking tray and roast for 5 minutes. Put in a food processor with the remaining ingredients and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Whizz until you have a fine, crumbly paste that comes together when you squeeze it. If it is too crumbly, add a touch more oil.

    2. Lay a sheet of baking parchment on the work surface, then tip out the paste and shape into a rough circle with your hands. Put another sheet of parchment on top and roll it out with a rolling pin into a large circle about 0.5cm thick. Use a 5cm pastry cutter to cut out as many rounds as you can, re-rolling the remainder again and again until you have used it all up.

    3. Transfer the galettes, on their parchment, to a baking tray and prick each base with a fork. Bake for 10–15 minutes, until golden around the edges, then set aside to cool. 


    Put the red onion in a bowl with the honey and vinegar. Scrunch them a little with your hands, then set aside. When you are ready to eat, top each galette with a good pinch of the onions, a crumble of manchego and a few rocket leaves. Finish with some clementine zest and a little olive oil.

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    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose Food, December 2017 issue. Download the Waitrose Food app for the full issue


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