Pesto and Tomato Pastry Envelopes – The recipe
When you don’t have time and you are in a terrible rush or don’t have any idea of what to cook, don’t panic.
Come here on the blog and you will always find an easy quick solution for you; and today that solution recipe is called pesto and tomato pastry envelops.
What on earth are these? well read on.
Quick and easy recipes do not have to be just ok, in fact, because you are using simple ingredients or even leftovers you got in the fridge, doesn’t mean your meal wont be as delicious. Right?
How many times have you cooked that wieners with onion pickles omelette, just because that was all you had left in the fridge? Never?
Well great cos I can’t even think of a wieners and onion pickles omelette without passing out.
Leftovers are great, sometimes also to experiment new things. I think I did most of my cooking trial and error testing with leftover, then everything else. Those pesto and tomato pastry envelopes are one of the best example.
So my advice is: if you buy it, eat it.
Every year in the world there are tons and tons of food waste.
Not only this puts a weight on the environment but also on your conscience, so let’s keep it clean and help the planet: reduce your waste and don’t buy things you arent going to use or eat.
How to make Pesto and Tomato Pastry Envelopes
The other day I was left with lots of things to do and only one hour to accomplish everything.
Mission impossible. Total panic.
I needed a starter and I only had few things left in my fridge.
Half lemon, tomatoes, cheddar, some pesto from the day before and the usual wrinkly carrot.
Put some creativity to work (not a lot just some) and came up with this super tasty combination.
Pesto – who doesn’t like it right? with tomatoes is amazing and to put everything together, cheese is the best thing.
This recipe is perfect for a starter, a side or even a snack.
Wont keep it too long, here is what you are going to need for these pesto and tomato pastry envelopes
Ingredients (for 6 pesto and tomato pastry envelopes)
x1 Ready made puff pastry
50gr basil pesto
3 cherry tomatoes
50gr grated cheddar
The puff pastry is already rolled out so you will only need to cut it. In this case you are going to need 6 big squares (5 inches each)
Fold the oven tray with some greaseproof paper and place the pastry on, leaving enough space in between each envelope.
With the help of a teaspoon put a dollop of pesto on each square of pastry, right in the middle.
Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and place on top of the pesto.
I didn’t seasoned these cos the pesto it’s already quite flavoursome, but if you like you can add some salt.
Top it up with grated cheese and then fold the pesto and tomato envelopes, by pinching together the two opposed corners.
If you didn’t understand what to do, go and check the video recipe at the end of this post (and once you’re there subscribe to my youtube channel too)
Once the envelopes are folded, season with some black pepper, splash of oil and bake these for 25 min at 170c.
You can serve pesto and tomato envelopes hot, cold or something in between.
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