Lentil Spinach and Cheese Filo Rolls
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Serves: 24
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for pastry
  • 1 medium-large red onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 heaped teaspoon curry powder
  • Handful of spinach leaves, approx. 50 grams
  • 1 medium carrot (2/3 cup approx, 130 grams), grated
  • 1 medium zucchini (2/3 cup approx, 100 grams), grated
  • 400 gram can lentils, drained and rinsed (or 1⅓ cups cooked lentils)
  • 1 egg (or vegan egg replacer*)
  • ½ cup grated tasty cheese (use vegan cheese for vegan option)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley, optional
  • ⅓ teaspoon salt
  • finely ground black pepper
  • 9 sheets fresh (not frozen) filo pastry
  • sesame seeds
  1. Heat a medium sized frying pan over medium heat. When hot, add some oil and the onion, cook for a few minutes or until onion has softened.
  2. Add garlic, curry powder and cook for about a minute before adding the spinach leaves, carrot, zucchini and lentils and cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes or until veggies have softened slightly.
  3. Turn oven on to heat up to 200 degrees C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  4. Place lentil mixture, egg, cheese, parsley, salt and pepper in a large bowl and mix well to combine.
  5. Unwrap filo and lay one sheet on a flat surface. Brush with olive oil and top with one sheet of filo. Repeat so you have 3 sheets stacked together.
  6. Spoon a third of the mixture along the long edge, leaving about a 5 cm border on the edge closest to you..
  7. Roll pastry over lentil mix, keep rolling until almost complete, then brush the edge with some olive oil so that it sticks.
  8. Brush top of roll with olive oil and cut into 8 pieces. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and place on prepared tray.
  9. Repeat with remaining mixture to make approx. 24 rolls.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
  11. Allow to cool a little before eating.
  12. *vegan egg replacer - mix together 1 tablespoon ground linseeds with 3 tablespoons water. set aside for 5 mins before using.
Recipe by Healthy Home Cafe at https://healthyhomecafe.com/2018/12/22/lentil-spinach-and-cheese-filo-rolls/