A GREEN GODDESS OF A TART
We’ve been enjoying our meals outside this week. The weather is changing, moving into a comfortable warm – and with Sister and family here, keen to soak up every little ray of sunshine before they fly back to the freezing North, there’s nothing more perfect than dinner outside.
Here’s what we used: Ready made puff pastry (would work with pizza bottom too), garlic, pesto (recipe here), fresh spinach leaves, feta cheese, pine nuts, honey, lemon juice and natural yogurt.
Here’s how: Spread the pesto on the rolled out pastry, toss the spinach leaves on top, crumble a few pieces of feta cheese over the leaves. Sauté the garlic and pine nuts slightly, before placing them randomly on top of the leaves. Drizzle lemon and honey over everything, then place into the oven for about 15 minutes (until the pastry is golden and slightly crispy).
Once it’s out of the oven, drizzle a little natural yogurt on top, and serve with a crunchy salad or funky couscous dish (this time with added sultanas and dried apricots – hugely recommended!). Seriously tasty territory.
We´re not one of those people who can start food sections saying, “I’ve always loved cooking”. That would be a lie (Louisa lived off chicken tikka masala take away during student years, and Camilla, well… she just generally had issues with food, and spent half her life as a vegetarian for various non-obvious reasons). Our adult realization is that we enjoy feeding people and trying out new, healthy, tasty recipes. So, we’re pimping up our weekly menu with a Meatless Monday Challenge: Hope you enjoy along with us!