Filo Veggie Baskets

If you happen to’re on the lookout for one thing to stimulate the urge for food, particularly once you’re making an attempt to get youngsters to eat greens attempt these tasty little filo veggie tray baskets, so easy to make and bake, they usually can maintain the basket as they eat.

Sprinklings of Parmesan cheese on prime makes them even tastier, and should you’re not a vegetarian attempt topping them with a number of crispy bacon bits.

Every filo sheet incorporates solely 80 energy, so a a lot more healthy possibility than puff pastry as an example which is 670 energy per sheet. They’re additionally glorious for picnics, youngsters’ lunches, snacks and aperitifs. We all the time take them on picnics and have some at hand round Christmas time, (served with a cocktail stick) which makes a pleasant change from the same old sausage rolls.

Whenever you’re invited to a cocktail party, very often you discover you will be making an attempt one thing you have by no means considered placing collectively your self, and these are a fantastic dialog starter. They style pretty much as good as they give the impression of being and may be eaten scorching or chilly.

You should use any greens which might be appropriate for stir frying, get the youngsters concerned from the beginning by getting them to decide on what greens to place in them.

Makes 2 baskets

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cooking Time 15 minutes


2 Filo pastry sheets, reduce in half

1 Small crimson onion, finely chopped

12 Button mushrooms

12 Asparagus spears, reduce into three sections

Sprinkling of Parmesan cheese

2 Tbsp Further virgin olive oil

2 Tsp Low fats butter unfold

Technique for the pastry baskets

Soften the low fats butter unfold and grease two upturned Dariole moulds. Lay one half sheet of filo pastry over the mould, brush a little bit melted low fats unfold over the pastry and fold again any overhanging edges. Repeat the method with the second half sheet, laying throughout the opposite method, so you have lined the mould.

Gently cup your arms around the mould to ensure the pastry has adhered Place on a baking tray and bake for quarter-hour in a preheated oven 350°F/180°C/Fuel mark 4.

When cooked, depart for 10 minutes to chill barely. Rigorously ease the pastry from the moulds, put aside.

Technique for the filling

Warmth the olive oil in a wok or frying pan Add the onion, pepper and mushrooms, stir fry for 4-5 minutes

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