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Lentil Romesco & Havarti Bites

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Total time: 30 Minutes

Servings: 40

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Ingredients

Directions

Nutrition

Ingredients

    SAUCE:

    1 cup (250 mL) chopped roasted red pepper

    1 cup (250 mL) cooked split red lentils

    ½ cup (125 mL) toasted almonds

    2 Tbsp (30 mL) red wine vinegar

    2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped

    2 tsp (10 mL) smoked paprika

    ½ tsp (2 mL) kosher salt

    ¼ tsp (1 mL) cayenne pepper

    2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil

    BASE:

    10 phyllo sheets separated in 2 piles of 5 sheets each

    1/3 cup (75 mL) melted butter

    40 small cubes, jalapeño Havarti cheese (approx. ½ inch)

    GARNISH:

    3 Tbsp (45 mL) chopped fresh cilantro


Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425˚F (220˚C). For the sauce: place all sauce ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  2. To prepare the sheets: Grease a mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Lay one sheet of phyllo down on a clean surface. Lightly brush the top layer with butter, lay down another sheet and continue with the other three sheets. Cut the prepared phyllo into small squares (20 squares, 5x4) which fit in the mini muffin tin holes. Edges of the phyllo should peek out a touch. You will need to butter, cut, and form the other five sheets in order to make 40 pieces.
  3. Fill each phyllo cup with a cube of cheese and a dollop of prepared sauce. Bake in oven until edges of phyllo are golden and cheese is melted, approximately 6-10 minutes. Allow to cool slightly.
  4. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve immediately.

Quick Tip: Romesco is a nut and red pepper-based sauce that originated in Spain. It is often served with fish or other light proteins. Use this lentil-filled sauce as a cracker dip or as topper on your next chicken or fish dish.

*Allergic to nuts? Swap the almonds for toasted sunflower seeds.


Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 piece
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 200
  • Total Fat 14 g
  • Saturated Fat 9 g
  • Cholesterol 30 mg
  • Carbohydrates 7 g
  • Dietary Fibre 1 g
  • Sugar 0 g
  • Protein 7 g
  • Sodium 290 mg
  • Potassium 34 mg
  • Folate 20 mcg