For Meatless Monday dinner this week I made these delicious sweet potato and feta rolls. They are like sausage rolls but obviously without the “sausage”. They were really yummy and I think you will want to make them too. These rolls are really easy to whip up and have a delicious flavour. I think the feta makes them super tasty.
I made up my own version with what I had on hand. It is not gluten-free or egg-free but our family don’t have those dietary requirements.
Here is my version:
- 3 small sweet potatoes, chopped in to small chunks
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 brown onion
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 bunch of spinach, coarsely chopped
- 400g chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 100g feta, crumbled
- 2 sheets puff pastry
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- Preheat oven to 200 deg C.
- Line baking trays with baking paper.
- Cook sweet potato in pot of boiling water until soft.
- Drain sweet potato and mash with potato masher. Set aside to cool.
- Meanwhile, heat oil in small pan and cook the onion, garlic, turmeric and cumin until onion is soft and spices are fragrant.
- Add the spinach to the pan and let it wilt.
- Once spinach is wilted, add the mixture to a bowl along with chickpeas, feta and sweet potato.
- Mix to combine.
- Cut each piece of pastry in half and shape the mixture into logs along the pastry strips.
- Roll up the pastry to enclose the filling.
- Cut into small slices and place on prepared tray.
- Brush with beaten egg.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
These sweet potato and feta rolls would make a delicious lunch and can be eaten cold the next day in the school lunch or teamed with a great salad for a bigger meal. I made a brown rice salad to eat with these rolls this week. I roasted some broccoli and cauliflower with tomatoes too and added that to the rice along with some nuts and seeds. For the dressing I mixed up some balsamic vinegar, olive oil and lemon juice. This simple salad is the perfect compliment to the rolls, but you can add anything you like.
If you are having a party, these sweet potato and feta rolls would be an ideal finger food. Serve with a tomato chutney and your guests will think you are amazing. You can make them ahead of time and freeze them until required. Then simply reheat in the oven.
Give these rolls a go at your place. Make them for a Christmas gathering or for a really yummy lunch or even team it with a salad and have it for “Meatless Monday” like we did!