Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tasty Tuesday:broccoli made gourmet

Wanna make something fast, healthy, and looks and tastes super fancy?!?

I have the recipe for you! 
This has become a fast favourite in our house. We all love it...even the picky kid. This is even guest worthy...and a great option for last minute dinner guests.

Broccoli Strudel

1  large head of broccoli, cut into tiny florets (mine are about 1/2" or so)
1  roasted red pepper, or 1/2 cup of jarred roasted red pepper, drained and chopped(I use the jarred, that way it is faster and always on hand)
130g  log of goat cheese, crumbled (it is the small goat cheese log...like 2 1/2" in length)
1/2 cup almonds, chopped or slivered
1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped (optional) I have a mint plant, so I add this only in the spring and summer!
4 sheets phyllo pastry, defrosted
2-4 tbsp butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl stir together broccoli florets, red peper, cheese, almons and mint.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or oil generously. Spread 1 sheet of phyllo atop baking sheet. Lightly brush with butter. layer a second sheet overtop, brush with butter. Repeat with all sheets. Spread out broccoli mixture in the shape of a log, lengthwise in the center of the phyllo. Pull long ends of each side of phyllo together, fold and crimp together. Then fold under short ends of log. Brush with remaining butter.

Bake in centre of preheated oven until golden, 20-25 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Serve alongside a garden salad if desired....we usually just eat this!

Gorgeous and healthy dinner in less than 30 minutes!!


  1. Sounds delicious! I'll definitely be trying this!

  2. let me know what you think?? After I posted it, I made sure I had all the ingredients to make tonight..lol