Thursday, 18 April 2013

Med Veg Medley Puff

Tonight is another Mediterranean Vegetable dish. I'm craving Mediterranean vegetables at the moment, it must be because the weather has warmed up a little and we are enjoying a little sunshine. I can't wait until I can eat al fresco! 

Tonight I made hubby a salmon parcel which uses puff pastry, and as regular readers of my blog know, Jus Roll puff pastry is vegan so whenever I make hubby something with pastry I can enjoy a slice of pastry too. 

½ Sheet of Jus Roll Puff Pastry
2 Tbsp Vegan or Homemade pesto
1 Red Pepper
1 Onion
½ Aubergine
½ Courgette
4 Mushrooms
1 Tbsp Black olive tapenade
Handful of spinach leaves
Salt and pepper

To finish
Lemon & basil olive oil
Chilli olive oil

Turn oven on to 180°C and while you wait for the oven to heat up chop all the vegetables to a similar size. Score a border in the puff pastry about ½ inch from the edge. Spread the pesto over the pastry excluding the border. Bake in the oven for about 5-10 minutes, this allows the base of the 'puff' to cook a little before we load the vegetables on! Whilst the pastry is baking saute the vegetables in a little olive oil until soft. Add the tapenade, salt ans pepper and stir to combine. Take off the heat. Remove the pastry from the oven and pile on the vegetable medley, keeping the border free. Bake in the oven until the pastry is golden brown, about 5-10 minutes. Remove form the oven and pile on the spinach leaves. Drizzle over the two oils and serve straight away.


  1. mmm this looks so good, and the photos are great! How do you find cooking for the hubby? I think maybe I'd be a bit grossed out by it (the fish etc) but then maybe not if I never got out of the habit of doing so? xxx

  2. Yeah, I know what you mean, I'm a bit like that but it's something I've always done - more fool me! The longer I'm vegan though the worse it gets and now if he wants meat or fish he has to prepare it! It won't be long before he has to buy it and cook it himself too! I have been known to buy vegan mock meat and tell him its the real deal he's none the wiser! I made him 'lamb' curry once with brown lentils and he said it was delish! Ha ha ha :) x x


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