Vegetables can be cut up in advance and placed in food storage plastic bags. Refrigerate them for up to one day. Before storing the onion wedges, rinse them in cold water and dry them on paper towels; this should remove their harsh taste.
Tapas are popular Spanish appetizers traditionally served with sherry or cocktails. These appetizers originated when bartenders started the practice of using slices of bread or cheese as covers, or tapas, to keep flies out of wine glasses. Customers began to expect a bite to eat with their drinks, and the tapas became more elaborate. Tapas bars and cafes feature olives, cheese, meats, pickles, cold omelets, stuffed peppers and tiny sandwiches, all served in small amounts.
Sprinkle these tapas with crumbled goat cheese. Then garnish them with chopped fresh Italian parsley or rosemary leaves.