Celebrate National Vegetarian Week!
Yummy, yummy, it's picnic time

Celebrate National Vegetarian Week and the great British summertime with a picnic.

These tasty tarts are ideal for outdoor eating.

Red Pepper, Tomato and Vintage Cheddar tartlets with a hint of chilli

Red Pepper, Tomato and Vintage Cheddar tartlets with a hint of chilliIngredients

  • 2 large onions, peeled and chopped
  • 50g olive oil
  • 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely diced
  • 5g sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tbsp rosemary, finely chopped
  • 200g ready made puff pastry
  • 2 Ramiro red peppers, cut into strips
  • Salt and pepper
  • 200g PILGRIMS CHOICE Vintage Cheddar, grated

Serves: 8
Preptime: 25mins
Cook time: 1 hour 45mins
Approximate cost per serving: £1.10
Suitable for vegetarians


  1. Cook the onions in olive oil until soft and melted for about 30 mins
  2. Add the tomatoes, chill, garlic, rosemary and peppers to the onions and cook over a gentle heat for about 45 mins (stirring occasionally) until everything has reduced and become really thick. Remove from the heat, cool and add some seasoning
  3. Meanwhile, roll out the pastry and line 8 individual tart tins
  4. Scatter half of the cheese in the base of the pastry cases. Spoon in the tomato filling and finish with the remaining grated cheese
  5. Bake in a pre heated oven at 200c, 400f or gas 6 for about 30 minutes until the pastry is crisp and golden
  6. Serve warm or cool and pack up for a picnic

Cooks Tip
Can be made as one large tart, decorated with rosemary sprigs and served as a light lunch with salad leaves

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