Date, Spinach & Goats Cheese Fillo Roll

Serves 4
Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

6 dates 

100g of goat’s cheese

1 cup blanched spinach, drained

6 sheets fillo pastry

Olive oil for brushing fillo

 

2 cups rocket leaves

2 pears, sliced thinly

½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 lemon

Salt & pepper

Method

Preheat the oven to 200°C fan-forced.

To prepare the dates, stew in boiling water for 10 minutes to soften, this will make them easier to work with. Remove from the water and roughly chop.

Ensure the spinach is dry by squeezing it out and place in a bowl. Place the goat’s cheese in the bowl with the spinach and mix through to combine, then add the dates and some cracked pepper.

Brush one sheet of fillo pastry with olive oil, then layer another on top of it. Brush that with olive oil and continue layering with the remaining fillo pastry sheets.

Add the spinach mixture along the length of the pastry, and gently fold over to resemble a roll. Brush the top with olive oil and bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

To make the salad, toss the rocket and pears in a bowl. Add the juice of a lemon, cracked pepper and salt with a drizzle of olive oil.

Serve on the side of the pastry roll.