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Green Lamb Sausage Rolls

Try these sausage rolls hot or cold, they are bursting with amazing Greek style flavours and a healthy twist on their store-bought counterpart. Once you have rolled the sausage rolls, freeze before cooking for a quick school lunch or party starter. Rich in greens, but packaged in flaky, buttery pastry, this recipe is a great ice-breaker for our littlest veggie-dodgers. Rich in bioavailable iron from the lamb, vitamins A and C from the kale, and fibre from the vegetables and oat flour, these sausage rolls are a great all-rounder for growing kids.

 

Allergens:

Lactose Free Options | Gluten free Options | Vegetarian Option | Nut Free | Low FODMAP Options | Dairy Free Options | Wheat Free Options | Soy Free | Seafood Free

 

Recipe:

Family friendly | Leftovers | Lunch | Snack

 

Preparations time: 10mins

Serves: 4 as a snack

 

Ingredients

500g lamb mince

Frozen puff pastry sheets

1 zucchini, grated

½ bunch kale, washed and destemmed

3 spring onions, roughly chopped

200g feta or haloumi (or half / half)

2 cups fresh herbs (mint, basil, parsley)

1 tbsp dried oregano

1 cup oat, quinoa or chickpea flour

3 eggs

1 heaped teaspoon smoked paprika

1 tsp grated lemon zest

 

Instructions

  1. Brown mince in a pan over medium heat. Set aside to cool.
  2. Defrost puff pastry sheets and set aside.
  3. Place grated zucchini in a colander to drain excess liquid.
  4. In a food processor, combine the kale, onion, cheese and herbs and blend until finely chopped and well combined.
  5. Pour the green mix into a large bowl and add the cooled lamb mince, flour, eggs, paprika and zest. Stir well to combine.
  6. Set aside in the fridge for about 1 hour to allow the ingredients to meld together to make it easier to work with.
  7. If cooking immediately, preheat oven to 180C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  8. Set out a sheet of puff pastry and slice in half to make two long rectangles. Using your hands, make a line of the mixture down the centre of each piece of pastry. Roll the pastry over and use a fork to press down the edges to seal. Continue this process until all the mixture has been used up.
  9. At this stage, place each row of sausage rolls into a container or ziplock bag and freeze until required. Alternatively, cut the sausage rolls to the desired size, place onto the prepared baking tray and brush with olive oil. Cook for about 30 mins or until cooked through and golden.

 

Variations & Substitutions

For a vegetarian option, omit the mince and one egg.

For a lactose free option, use a lactose free or vegan cheese in place of the haloumi and feta.

For a gluten and wheat free option, use a gluten free pastry and ensure the oats are certified gluten free (or use the chickpea or quinoa flours).