Wednesday, May 7, 2008

sun-dried tomato spinach filo pouches



can filo entrees be healthy? they are usually white flour and smothered in butter filled with something cheesy, maybe if you are lucky filo is smothered in olive oil. i think olive oil is a healthy fat in moderation. and don't get me started on cheese! to healthify these pouches i used whole wheat filo and olive spray to keep the fat low. the result is a delicious, healthy treat! 

while i was at it, i used some spare filo and filled some pouches with blueberries and cherries and sprayed with canola oil instead of olive oil. a light summer dessert to match your entree! 

recipe!

3 sheets of whole wheat filo cut into fourths
olive oil spray

sun-dried tomato filling:
6 oz firm tofu, crumbled
about 6 rehyrdrated sun-dried tomatoes , chopped. 
1/4 c frozen spinach 
garlic powder, salt and pepper

-preheat the oven to 350 degrees
-grease baking pan with olive oil spray
-combine the ingredients for the filling
-cut the sheets into 4 squares
-spray one square lightly with the oil spray
-carefully put a small-ish amount of filling in the middle of one square
-carefully combine the edges of the square and pinch together
-repeat for each square! 

i ate my pouches with fatfree vegan's mini crustless quiches.


3 comments:

Happy Herbivore! said...

ive had to ban phyllo dough in my house because its far to amazing and addicting~ i have no self-control

Jen said...

Cooking time?

vegandenovo said...

oops! about 15 minutes until crispy.