Filo Pastry Chard & Feta Rolls

A Turkish inspired recipe, these savoury crispy chard and feta rolls are made from filo pastry and a herby cheese filling. They can be prepared ahead and served on their own for a snack or as part of a mezze platter.

Substitutes:

  • No chard? Use pak choi or spinach instead. 
  • No ricotta? Use feta instead. 

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

3 Filo pastry sheets

100 g Chard (finely chopped )

100 g Feta (crumbled)

100 g Ricotta cheese 

2 Spring onions (sliced)

1 tbsp Fresh thyme (chopped )

a pinch of Chilli flakes

Olive oil

Salt & pepper

Recipe:

  1. Make the filling: Preheat the oven to 190 C/170 c fan/5 gas mark. In a mixing bowl, combine the chard, cheeses, spring onions and thyme. Add the chilli flakes and a good drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Mix well and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Prepare the rolls: Lay the filo pastry sheets flat on a cutting board, using a sharp knife, cut the filo sheets into 8 equal strips. Work with 1 strip of filo at a time, brush olive oil on the filo pastry and spoon about 1 ½ tablespoons of the filling in a straight line along the bottom edge that is closest to you. Roll tightly and tuck the sides in, so that the filling is now encased into a roll. Makes 8 rolls following the same steps.
  3. Bake the rolls: Place the chard and feta rolls onto a lined baking tray. Brush with olive oil and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until they are crispy and golden brown on all sides. Serve warm with a drizzle of honey or your favourite dip. Enjoy!
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How to store

Prepare ahead tips: You can prepare the chard and feta rolls ahead of time. Arrange the uncooked rolls on a tray, then cover and store in the fridge until ready to cook. They will keep for up to 2 days.  To freeze uncooked rolls: Arrange the rolls on a tray in one single layer. Cover and freeze for about 1 hour, then transfer to a freezer-safe container and return them to the freezer. They will keep for up to 2 months in the freezer. To cook; just bake the rolls from frozen.

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