Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Vegetable Rolls

Unfortunately I didn't think to get a photo...what a goose. However, these rolls were as good last night as they were the first time we had them at Mum & Dad's. My treatment of guests in our home came back to bite me ~ we became the guinea pigs for a new recipe, and I'm happy to say, this one was a winner :)

Vegetable Rolls

3 slices bread, roughly chopped
400g can chickpeas or three bean mix, drained & rinsed
1 carrot, peeled & chopped
1 zucchini, sliced
3 spring onions, thinly sliced (or a red onion, as in my case!)
1/2 cup grated cheese (whichever one you have and/or prefer)
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 sheets ready rolled frozen puff pastry, thawed

  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F.
  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper
  3. Process the bread in a food processor until breadcrumbs form and transfer to a large bowl.
  4. Add chickpeas (or beans), carrot & zucchini to the food processor and process until finely chopped and well combined. Add to the breadcrumbs.
  5. Add spring onion, cheese & egg and mix well.
  6. Cut the pastry sheets in half. Place 1/4 of the mixture along the long edge of the pastry and roll. With the seam underneath, cut into three and place on the prepared tray.
  7. Brush with a little egg (or spray with oil) and sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.
Wanna know what really happened? I pull out a 2 cup bag of grated zucchini from the freezer & defrosted it ~ then I chucked everything in the food processor together because I used a regular red onion, as that's all I had. It actually combined better with the egg in the food processor anyway. I also only had a 3 bean mix can in the pantry...so that's what I used.

If you have more people to feed than our five, then just add extra of any of the ingredients that suit your fancy and depending on what you have. It won't make too much difference, as long as the mixture is the right consistency, I think.

As I said yesterday ~ no one noticed that there was no meat involved. The filling was quite hearty enough and once wrapped in pastry, the multitude of motherly sins was sufficiently covered. Mr Busy didn't even mention the fact that perhaps there might have been beans in there!


The Tin House said...

....Tracy...now I'm wondering if I can get away with it? I managed an entire cup of red lentils in last night's casserole and NO ONE noticed. Lisa x

Tracy said...

If they don't watch you making it, Lisa, they will never ever know! Really, the filling looks like the colour of sausage mince and it's very tasty.

Give it a go ~ if they object, you can always freeze them to reheat for your lunches!

Our Red House said...

Yum, they sound delicious. I'll have to try that recipe.


Tracie said...

These sound just fantastic...

I will be giving them a go in the next week or so.

Always good to have a no meat meal occassionaly.

Fi said...

Sounds great, Tracy. Will definitely give these a go. Who knows if one of yours didn't notice the beans maybe mine won't either, LOL!!!

Tracy said...

Let's hope not! We'll soon see how good my kid-testers are, won't we?!