Tomato basil mozzarella filo parcels are a delicious healthier version of Empanadas. All the classic flavours you would expect from a tomato basil mozzarella Empanada but with less calories and fat!
Tomato basil mozzarella filo parcels are my latest tasty filo parcel creation.
The best comparison I could come up with here is that they’re like Empanadas being a folded pastry dough with a stuffing.
But I think they could also be compared to a certain brand of crispy pancakes!
Does anyone remember those crispy pancakes I’m referring to?
A quick google to see if those pancakes are actually still available (it’s been that long since I had them) and they’re not.
I loved those as a kid, but I recall that they weren’t particularly healthy.
So I tell you what, these are my healthier version of those crispy pancakes or a version of Empanadas, you choose!
These filo parcels are beautifully flaky and with an amazing satisfying crunch.
Then there’s the tomato basil mozzarella filling; a classic combination of flavours that go together so well!
I’ve been using filo pastry as a lower calorie / lower fat alternative to traditional pastry ever since I found a Weigh Watchers recipe that used filo pastry five years ago and I love it!
My variation of that Weight Watchers recipe in question is the salmon filo parcels recipe.
It was about five years ago that I started to change my diet and lifestyle for the better.
Small changes in my cooking and eating habits, like using filo pastry instead of normal buttery pastry contributing to a gradual two stone weight loss.
It’s not about changing absolutely everything to keep within a healthy weight, it just requires a few dietary and lifestyle changes.
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Coming Next Week on Neil’s Healthy Meals
Well folks, Lady Lynne and I will be heading off for a short break to London this weekend.
Then on Thursday, a brand new Cheesecake recipe, a no bake mint chocolate chip cheesecake one!
Tomato Basil Mozzarella Filo Parcels
If you can’t get or don’t like mozzarella cheese or just fancy a change use another cheese instead like cheddar.
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Tomato Basil Mozzarella Filo Parcels
- Low fat cooking spray
- 8 sheets Filo Pastry
- 2 tomatoes
- 15 g Basil , chopped
- 150 g grated mozzarella
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 cloves garlic , crushed
- Freshly grated salt and pepper
- Pre-heat oven to 180C
- Using the low fat cooking spray lightly grease a baking tray
- Using a sharp knife place a cross in the base of the 2 tomatoes, plunge them into boiling water for 20 – 30 seconds, remove them using a slotted spoon, plunge them into cold water briefly and then peal off the skin. Dice the skinned tomatoes.
- Place the tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, olive oil and garlic into a bowl and mix together. Season to taste.
- Following the pictures and steps 6 to 11 in the turkey filo pastry samosas recipe, place approximately 2 tbsp. of the tomato mixture onto each pastry sheet and fold into triangles.
- Bake in the centre of the oven for approximately 20 minutes turning halfway through.
- Once golden brown remove from the oven and allow to cool a little.
- Serve with a fresh green salad.