Oven Roasted Red Onion with Soft Goat’s Cheese & Pomegranate

Onions are amazing. I honestly don’t think this can be said often enough. They are healthy, cheap, versatile and utterly delicious, especially when they’re roasted in the oven like in this recipe. With a crisp outside and an incredibly sweet and juicy centre, these onions are simply irresistible and don’t need much more than a little sea salt and cracked black pepper. Of course, some soft goat’s cheese and a handful of juicy pomegranate seeds also make a welcome addition, but they are merely the support act: the onion is the star of the show here. The original recipe by Yotam Ottolenghi also includes a walnut and chili pesto, but while it looks visually appealing and provides an extra bit of crunch, I personally don’t think it adds a lot in terms of flavour. Why not keep it simple, right? Do as I do and serve with some herby couscous with plenty of fresh mint and parsley and show that oniony goodness the appreciation it deserves.


Ingredients (for 2):

4 large red onions

some soft goat’s cheese

a handful of pomegranate seeds


black pepper

for the couscous:

1 small cup of couscous

1 small cup of stock

2 garlic cloves

large handful of parsley, finely chopped

large handful of mint, finely chopped


  • Heat the oven to 200-220 degrees celcius.
  • Peel the onions and slice them in 3 thick slices.
  • Arrange the slices on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper and bake for 35-40 minutes.


  • Boil some stock, add the couscous, take the pan off the fire, put a lid on it (and a tea cosy if possible) and leave to infuse.
  • Gently sautee the finely chopped or pressed garlic in a bit of olive oil.
  • Stir the couscous with a fork to remove any lumps and add it to the pan along with the fresh herbs. Fry for a few minutes.
  • Arrange the onion slices on two plates and garnish with crumbled soft goat’s cheese, pomegranate seeds and a little leftover parsley if you want. Enjoy!


13 thoughts on “Oven Roasted Red Onion with Soft Goat’s Cheese & Pomegranate

      1. Yeah. But here, it’s already around 42 degrees celsius each day…so we are practically roasted…just like that onions in this dish πŸ˜€ lol

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      2. Yup ! I live in Rajasthan – the desert state in India….it spikes upto 47-48 and around mid-May, the charcoal on the highways start to melt and you can see it with naked eyes !! It is scary though..

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      3. Haha ! Thanks for sharing recipes which look so refreshing. Really ! they are a relief to the eyes and taste buds as well πŸ™‚

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