Halloumi & Veggie Rolls.

A whole food and vegetarian alternative to sausage rolls which is loaded with veggies, beans and everyone's favourite... halloumi!



I so enjoy eating these but they are a little fiddly to make and take a little time. They're so easy though and definitely worth the effort if you have the time. They're excellent for a light lunch or dinner with a side salad. You could probably make up a big batch, semi cook them then freeze some too. I might do that next time (I often think of ideas like this when writing out posts ha!)



RECIPE


Ingredients...

- 1 red onion

- 4 garlic cloves

- 2 large potatoes

- 1 large carrot

- 1/2 head caulflower

- 1/2 head broccoli

- 1 tin cannelleni beans

- 1 small bunch of dill

- 180 g halloumi cheese

- 4-5 frozen puff pastry sheets

- Sesame seeds


Method...

- Preheat your oven to 200° C

- Lay 4 sheets of puff pastry sheets out to defrost, cover them with a tea towel so that they don't dry out

- Finely chop the onion & garlic, chop the carrot & potato into small cubes, roughly chop the cauliflower & broccoli up into smallish pieces

- Add all veggie to a steamer & cook until soft

- Drain and rinse the cannelleni beans

- Finely chop the dill

- Grate the halloumi

- When the veggies are cooked transfer them to a large bowl with the beans & lightly mash with a potato masher. This helps the mix to stick together and not fall out of the rolls. Leave some veggies whole.

- Mix through the dill and halloumi

- Slice each pastry sheet down the middle to create 8 long pieces

- Spoon some veggie mix onto the pastry down the middle of each half of pastry. There may be leftover veggies as the total amount of mix that you have will depend on the size of your veggies this is why you might need a 5th sheet of pastry

- Firmly fold over one side of the pastry & squish in the veggies

- Wet the top of the pastry lightly and fold over the other half of pastry on top. The water helps the pastry to stick together. I like to keep the seam side up with mine but turn them over that the seam is at the bottom if you prefer

- Lightly wet the top of the rolls and sprinkle with sesame seeds

- Slice each log into 4 and transfer to a lined baking tray

- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown