Mediterranean, Spring rolls

Filo bundles with goat cheese and figs and spinach and feta cheese

Making filo bundles is a very easy way to make a festive dish! Just fill them with any filling, pinch together, brush them with oil and bake in the oven. Here are two suggestions for tasty fillings:

Serves 4-5

270 g filo
Oil for brushing

Filling 1

250 g fresh spinach, blanched and chopped
150 g feta cheese, crumbled
1 garlic clove, crushed
0.5 tsp ground black pepper
0.5 tsp herb salt

Filling 2

150 g soft goat cheese, cut into ten pieces
5 dried figs, halved

Heat the oven to 200 °C. Mix the ingredients for filling 1. Cut the filo into 10 cm squares. Place a piece of goat cheese and half a fig on ten of the squares and put spinach and feta cheese filling on the remaining ten. Pinch together double sheets of filo around each filling and place the bundles on a baking sheet. Brush them with oil and bake in the oven for about 25 minutes or until they are golden brown. Serve with a salad, with for example green leaves, roasted sunflower seeds and pomegranate.

Asian, Fusion, Greek, Spring rolls

Spring rolls with brown rice, bean sprouts, feta and chilli

These spring rolls are wonderfully crispy, have spiciness from the chilli, crispness from the pumpkin seeds and a lovely saltiness from the feta cheese. They are dangerously good! I have got inspiration for the recipe from a recipe from the Swedish tv show Niklas mat I was told about by my friend Sofie.

Serves 4-5

270 g filo
2 dl brown rice, rinsed
180 g bean sprouts, from mung beans
1 dl pumpkin seeds
1 red onion, sliced
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 red chillies, finely chopped
150 g feta cheese, crumbled
1 tbsp soy sauce
Oil for frying and brushing

Preheat the oven at 200 °C. Cook the rice al dente according to instructions on the package. Fry the onions for a couple of minutes in oil. Add the garlic and chilli and fry another minute. Mix the onion and chilli with bean sprouts, pumpkin seeds, soy sauce, feta cheese and the cooked rice in a bowl. Portion the filling on double layers of filo and make 6 rolls. Brush them with oil and bake them in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, until they have become golden brown. Serve with a salad.