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Broad bean, vegetable and ricotta pasta rolls

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Broad bean, vegetable and ricotta pasta rolls
Broad bean, vegetable and ricotta pasta rolls
750 g (1 lb 10 oz) orange sweet potato, peeled and chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon chilli flakes
235 g (8½ oz/1½ cups) frozen peas
115 g (4 oz/¾ cup) frozen broad (fava) beans
375 g (13 oz/1½ cups) fresh ricotta cheese
35 g (1 oz/⅓ cup) grated parmesan cheese
1½ teaspoons finely grated lemon rind
4 fresh lasagne sheets (each about 10 x 14 cm/4 x 5½ inches)
40 g (1½ oz) butter
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon small basil leaves
90 g (3 oz/2 cups) baby English spinach leaves
40 g (1½ oz/⅓ cup) choppedtoasted hazelnuts
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1½ tablespoons lemon juice


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas 4). Place the sweet potato in a baking dish. Drizzle with the olive oil, sprinkle with the chilli flakes and season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Toss to combine, then bake for 25 minutes, or until tender. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.

2. Meanwhile, cook the peas and broad beans in a small saucepan of boiling water for 3 minutes, or until tender. Drain. When the broad beans are cool enough to handle, peel and discard the skins. Leave to cool.

3. Combine the sweet potato, peas and broad beans in a bowl, then roughly crush using a fork. Add the ricotta, parmesan and lemon rind and mix well.

4. Place a lasagne sheet on a cutting board. Spoon about ¼ cup of the pea mixture evenly over the pasta, then roll up like a Swiss roll. Brush the edges with water, and press together to seal. Repeat with the remaining pasta and filling. Wrap each roll tightly in plastic wrap, then foil.

5. Gently lower the rolls into a large saucepan of simmering water. Place a plate on top to keep them submerged. Cook for 25 minutes, then remove the rolls from the water with a slotted spoon and leave to stand for 5 minutes.

6. While the rolls are standing, make the baby English spinach and walnut salad. Combine the spinach and hazelnuts in a bowl, drizzle with the olive oil and toss gently to combine. Sprinkle with the lemon juice and season to taste.

7. Just before serving, melt the butter in a frying pan over high heat for 2 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the lemon juice and basil and stir to combine. Season to taste.

8. Slice each roll into three pieces and place on serving plat es. Drizzle with the burnt butter sauce and serve with the salad.

Main ingredient:
Potato, Cheese
Lunchbox, Side Dish


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