This is adapted from an Ainsley Harriot recipe from his brilliant ‘Low Fat Meals in Minutes’ book. This salad is just so delicious and perfect as a light starter for a dinner party as it so easy to make and looks very impressive. Use parmesan if you can’t find pecorino.
12 button onions halved
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
25g or 1oz of pecorino or parmesan
100g or 4oz rocket leaves
salt and pepper
Pre-heat the oven to 190 degrees.
Place the onions in a shallow roasting tin and drizzle the oil over. Season and drizzle over half the balsamic vinegar.
Roast onions for 25-30 mins, stirring halfway through until softened and browned.
Drizzle over the remaining balsamic and leave to cool.
Divide the rocket between 4 plates, add the onions and shave pecorino over. Drizzle with the pan juices and serve. Yum!