Breakfast, lunch or dinner!! These leek and bean rolls are delicious any time of the day and would make amazing party food too! Leeks are one of my favourite vegetables cooked slowly they become so soft and sweet. The kidney beans bring the protein and bind really well with the spiced leeks. We’ve added flaked almonds for crunch and subtle flavour.
If you want to go full vegan brush with milk of your choice.
Let us know if you try them.
Ingredients: makes 8 rolls
- I pack of ready rolled puff pastry(375g) – most are suitable for vegans
- 1 tbsp oil
2 small leeks, cleaned and diced finely
- 3 gloves garlic, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tbsp soya sauce
2 tbsp chopped herby (thyme/rosemary) or dried herbs
- 1 tin kidney beans rinsed and drained
100g flaked almonds
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 egg whisked or milk of choice to glaze
- 1-2 tablespoons sesame seeds to decorate
Step 1: Preheat the oven 180ºC. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper. Leave the puff pastry out of fridge to come to room temperature. Clean the leeks by splitting in two and rinsing out any dirt, dry with clean cloth then finely dice them.
Step 2: Start by warming a frying pan on a medium heat, add the oil and chopped leeks. Cook for five or so minutes to soften. Add the chopped garlic and cook for a few minutes. Spoon in the tomato puree, maple syrup, soy sauce, cumin, paprika and chopped herbs or dried herbs. Stir to coat the leeks and cook for a further few minutes. Set aside to cool for a minute or two.
Step 3: To a food processor add the spiced leeks, drained kidney beans and flaked almonds. Blend to combine but keep the mix a bit chunky for texture. Taste the mix add salt or pepper if needed.
Step 4: Unroll the pastry, divide in 2 lengthways giving 2 even strips. Spoon the bean mix down the middle of the pastry in a sausage shape. Brush one side of the pastry strip with egg or milk. Gently fold the pastry over, use a fork to seal it. Cut the strip into 4 and put them on the baking tray. Brush with egg or milk, sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Repeat with the other strip of pastry.
Bake for 30-40 minutes until nice and golden brown.