Friday, May 11, 2012

Lentil Sausage Rollettes

This recipe is from Sanitarium and I've been meaning to make it for some time.  I finally did and was actually quite impressed!  These are tasty, something a little bit different for the kids and super healthy too.  They come in at just 130 calories per roll and I just served with a little side salad.  You should have seen my 8.5-month-old devour his!  These were also perfect for lunch leftovers the next day and would also make an excellent finger food to serve at a party - talk about versatile!

Ingredients (makes 10)
1 slice grainy bread
400g can lentils, rinsed and drained
1 carrot, grated
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (I used almonds, but the nuts are completely optional!)
1/4 cup chopped chives
2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
5 sheets filo pastry
1 tablespoon light olive oil or olive oil cooking spray
2 teaspoons sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 200 degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper.

Process bread in a blender to make breadcrumbs.  Place in a large bowl with the lentils, carrot, egg, walnuts, chives, sauces and mix well to combine.

Remove 1 sheet filo pastry and cover the remaining sheets with a damp tea towel.  Brush or spray with olive oil.  Cut sheet in half lenghtwise and then turn so that both short ends of the two strips face you.

Place 2 tablespoons of mixture on each edge closest to you, about 5cm from the edge and 1/2 cm from the sides.  Even it out so that the filling is 3cm wide.  Fold pastry over filling and then roll up.  Do this for both strips of pastry.  Place on prepared tray and brush with oil.  Repeat with remaining filling and pastry.

Sprinkle over sesame seeds and bake for 25 minutes until pastry is lightly brown.

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