THE TASTIEST LITTLE VEGGIE FILO PARCELS YOU’LL EVER HAVE
I’m not gonna lie to you.
As I took the first bite of one of these warm little parcels – savouring the crispness of the filo, the juicy little tomatoes, the grilled, salty halloumi cheese, the warm creaminess of the avocado melting away in my mouth, and the slightly sour, yet perfectly sweet texture of the mango – I almost fell to the floor…
Oh-la-laaa! Nigella eat your heart out! Oh, tastebuds, let me spoil thee.
I used ready made filo pastry, cut to the right size, and made two different options – both equally delicious in their own right.
Pre heat oven to 180. Using olive oil, lightly grease a muffin tray before placing your filo squares inside.
For the first little parcel I gently fried some thinly sliced courgette with garlic, adding chopped basil at the end. Tomatoes and courgette slices were carefully layered into the pastry cups, before crumbling fresh parmesan and black pepper on top.
Our second parcel, inspired by Lou’s awesome bruschetta a few weeks ago, consisted of chopped mango, avocado, plum tomatoes and halloumi cheese. Gently fry these all with a little olive oil and garlic, place them gently into filo parcels, and finish off with a little ground black pepper on top.
Place the muffin tray in the oven for about 20 minutes. I would say they are at their most heavenly just a few mintues after you take them out of the oven. Warm, melt in your mouth flavours and textures. Oh, joy.
You may, or you may not want to share these with others. I’ll let you decide. Not many were left in our house by the time Hubby got home from work. Oops.
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!