Roasted Vegetable Strudel

This could be a flavourful vegetarian main dish, or you could accompany it with a lamb kabob

INGREDIENTS:
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 red peppers, cubed
1 zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 eggplant, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 red onion cubed
1 cup mushrooms, cut into quarters or eights
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dry oregano or 1 tablespoon fresh
1 teaspoon dry rosemary or 1 tablespoon fresh
2 tablespoons basil, fresh
1 cup goat or feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped
8 sheets phyllo pastry
1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup olive oil, mixed
1 1/2 cups balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons honey

YIELD: serves 4 to six

COURSE: Vegetables and Sides

CUISINE: Greek

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a roasting pan, toss the red peppers, eggplant, zucchini, red onion, mushrooms and garlic in olive oil and bake in a 350 F oven or 20 minutes or until done. Let cool and add salt, pepper, oregano, rosemary, basil, crumbled goat cheese, olives and sun-dried tomatoes. Toss together gently.
  2. Make a stack of four sheets of phyllo brushing each sheet lightly with the butter/oil mixture. Arrange half of the vegetable mixture down the middle of the phyllo lengthwise and roll up in a cylinder, tucking in the ends. Repeat with remaining 4 sheets of phyllo and the rest of the filling. Place both strudels on a large baking sheet and bake in a 375 F oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. To prepare balsamic reduction, put balsamic vinegar and honey in a small saucepan over medium heat and let reduce until syrupy, about 15 minutes. To serve strudel, slice into 6 to 8 portions and drizzle with sauce. makes 6 to 8 servings.