12 Aug Silverbeet, leek and fetta slice
I 15m prep I 40m cook I 12 servings I
Try this protein-packed spring veggie slice by the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation – it makes a perfect healthy lunch or light dinner.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 4 leeks, pale section only, halved lengthways, thinly sliced
- 2 bunches silverbeet, trimmed, leaves and stems finely chopped
- 180g Danish fetta, crumbled
- 120g parmesan, finely grated
- 150g self-raising flour
- 8 eggs
- 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
- 1 handful parsley leaves, finely chopped
- 1 handful mint leaves, finely chopped
- Mint leaves, extra, to serve
- Parsley leaves, extra, to serve
- Mixed salad leaves, to serve
Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease an 8-cup (2L) baking dish and line with baking paper. Heat half the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the leek. Cook for 5 mins or until tender. Transfer to a large heatproof bowl. Heat the remaining oil in the pan. Add the silverbeet and cook, stirring for 3-4 mins or until just tender. Transfer to the bowl with the leek. Set aside to cool slightly.
Add fetta and parmesan to silverbeet mixture in bowl. Sift in flour and stir until well combined. Whisk eggs and milk in a medium bowl. Add the egg mixture to silverbeet mixture. Stir to combine. Stir in chopped parsley and mint. Season.
Spoon silverbeet mixture into the prepared dish and smooth the surface. Bake for 30 mins or until slice is golden brown and cooked through. Set aside for 10 mins to cool before transferring to a chopping board. Cut into pieces. Sprinkle with extra mint and extra parsley. Serve with salad leaves.
Boost the veg
Add even more veggies to this slice. Try coarsely grated carrot or coarsely grated zucchini, with the excess liquid squeezed out first.
Recipe and photo courtesy of taste.com.au