Mimi's Mediterranean Pie & Green Bean Salad

1 hr

4 Servings

Equipment

Knife, chopping bard, baking tray with parchment, blender, saucepan, sieve, jam jar (for dressing)

Steps

Prep Pie:

  • Oven on 190c/375f/5

  • Place all hummus ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth, add a little more water to loosten if too thick.

  • Finely slice the tomatoes and courgettes.

  • Sprinkle vegetables with a little salt, leave for 5 mins, then dab with clean cloth to remove excess water. 

  • Drizzle vegetables with a mix of olive oil, and crushed garlic.

  • Lay out the puff pastry on a lined baking tray, and score a line 5mm in from the edge, and pierce holes in the pastry.

  • Apply a even layer of hummus to the base, within the scored lined area.

  • Arrange the vegetables over the hummus. Have fun, get creative with your designs:)

  • Apply a little milk over the pastry with a brush or fingertips.

  • Sprinkle with paprika and cook in middle shelf of oven for 30 mins or until pastry is puffed and browned and veg roasted.

Prep Salad:

  • Blanche green beans and peas (In a saucepan with boiling salted water, cook beans until they return to the boil, then run under cold water)

  • Slice radishes in rounds

  • Finely chop spring onions and herbs

  • Wash and tear salad leaves into a bowl, evenly distributing the rest of the salad ingredients.

  • In a jam jar with lid, add all the dressing ingredients and shake to combine.

  • Dress the salad and serve alongside the pie.

Ingredients

For the Pie

Ready rolled puff pastry

3 courgettes

6 - 8 small tomatoes

Paprika

Hummus base (or pesto also works well in place here)

400g can chickpeas

100 g tahini

2 tsp cumin

1 lemon

1 clove garlic

100ml olive oil


Salad

1 pack of green beans (150g)

1 head of lettuce/ pack of mixed leaves

3 radishes

1 spring onion

50g peas

1 handful of fresh herbs (mint/basil/coriander)


Dressing

100 ml olive oil

20 ml vinegar (cider/wine)

1 tsp maple syrup

1 tbsp mayonaise

1 tsp dijon mustard

1 clove garlic crushed

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