Appetizer | Meatless

Spinach, onion and goat cheese tart

May 27, 2014

I have been meaning to post this recipe for 2 days already but to tell you the truth, I have been slacking at little… Well maybe a lot.  The pictures and the recipe are ready all I am missing is my article.

I actually have a very valid reasons!  A few actually.   The weather this weekend was gorgeous, so obviously we enjoyed it and spent some quality family time.  And the evenings…  Well, my husband and I have been a little obsessed with a show lately!  Which means we have watch 3 to 4 episodes a night.  Have you seen Suits?  Such a great show!  It is perfectly balanced with romance, drama and comedy.  We are totally hooked.

When I was expecting my daughter, we are crazy on an old show, finished for a long time: the Sopranos.  Every night, we were watching episodes until midnight or later and we were always regretting because If my water would break, we would be so exhausted.  Sure enough, one day at 11pm… It did!  We have been tired for 19 months since then.  Totally worth it though.

Spinach goat cheese tart

Now, still watching late tv and blogging until I fall asleep.  Sometimes, I finish my articles in the morning at 6am with my coffee.  Obsessions, what they make you do.

On another subject, kinda.  I have been thinking about caramelized onions.  Spinach.  Poppy seeds.  And this is how this tart came to my mind.  Poppy seeds in the crust, it adds a nice crunch.  The goat cheese is the perfect kick to the sweetness of the onions.

Poppy seeds onions

So go ahead and make it, it is a perfect summer lunch with a green salad.  Hot or cold, as you wish.  We just loved it.

Onion and spinach tart

Spinach Goat Quiche

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8 slices


    For the crust:
  • - 100g of soft butter
  • - 200g of flour
  • - 60g of milk
  • - 1 tablespoon of poppy seeds
  • For the filling;
  • - 1 cup of caramelized onions*
  • - 1 big bowl of uncooked spinach or 1 cup once cooked
  • - 2 eggs
  • - 60g of milk or 1/2 a cup
  • - 1/2 a cup of goat cheese
  • - Salt to taste


    For the crust:
  1. - Mix the butter, the flour and salt together until it is crumbly.
  2. - Add the poppy seeds. Add the milk at once and mix gently to form a bowl of dough. Don’t over-work it, just enough so all the crumbs are all picked up.
  3. For the filling;
  4. - Spread the caramelized onions* at the bottom of the crust.
  5. - In a hot pan, with a drizzle of olive oil, cook down your spinach a little and then spread it on top of the onion.
  6. - In a bowl, beat the 2 eggs and add the milk, add some salt. Pour it on the onions and spinach.
  7. - Sprinkle the goat cheese on top
  8. - Cook in the oven at 375F 25-30 minutes


*To make the caramelized onions: In a pan, low heat, put a 1 onion and a half sliced in a tablespoon olive oil and let it cook slowly about 45 minutes until golden.

Please, help yourself to a nice fresh beer, it just goes with it.

Spinach onion tart

  1. Melanie, that is such a great idea to make your quiche in an oblong-shaped tin like that. It looks like that quiche will keep going on for ever and ever … in a good way! Also love that you added poppy seeds to the crust. What a great idea! And really you can’t go wrong adding spinach and goats cheese. Love everything about this!

  2. Love this Mélanie! 😉 So glad you stopped by my blog so I could discover yours! The photos are really so lovely and the recipes really great! I am from Europe too originally and now live in the US, so it was nice to read about your story! Merci & à bientôt!

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