This wholesome, savoury plate is equal parts indulgent and guilt-free, and that's what we like to call a well-balanced meal!
You will need
- 2 large potatoes, peeled and grated
- 2 spring onions, finely sliced
- 1/3 cup parsley, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup peas, frozen
- 1 tablespoon plain flour
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cracked pepper
- 1 onion, chopped roughly
- 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed and cut into 4 cm pieces
- 3 cups broccoli florets*
- 8 cups baby spinach
- 1/4 cup pepitas
Basil Cream Sauce
- 2 cups basil leaves
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
20 mins to prep
40 mins to cook
Preheat oven to 180°C and lightly coat a 12-cup non-stick muffin tray with olive oil. Line the bases with small disks of baking paper. Set aside.
Place potatoes, spring onion, parsley, peas, flour, olive oil, salt and pepper into a large bowl. Stir well to combine. Divide the mixture amongst the muffin cups and gently press each down to form a shape. Bake for 30 minutes or until browned and crisp.
For the sauce, place basil leaves, olive oil and garlic into a large glass or blending vessel. Using a stick blender, blend on high for 1 minute until a thick emulsion forms. Set aside.
In a large frying pan over medium heat, sauté the onion in a dash of oil for 4 minutes or until soft. Add asparagus and broccoli; toss and cook for another 8 minutes until tender. Then add spinach and cover for 2 minutes or until it's wilted. Season with salt and pepper.
Remove rösti from the oven and place 3 on each plate, and equally divide sautéed greens over them. Sprinkle with pepitas and lashings of basil cream. Serve immediately.