This easy veggie slice is so simple to put together. Just prep all the ingredients, mix together
then sit back and relax while it bakes!
Bacon and cheese provide lots of delicious flavour while all the hidden veggies help to make this a nutritious and filling child-friendly dinner.
Delicious hot, warm or cold, this meal is ideal for a light summer picnic dinner in the sunshine. Enjoy with crisp apple cider or a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Life doesn’t get much better than that!
This easy veggie slice is so simple to put together. Just prep all the ingredients, mix together then sit back and relax while it bakes!
Pre-heat oven to 190ºC (375ºF) fan bake. Line a baking dish or slice pan (approximately 20cm x 30cm; 8" x 12") with baking paper, leaving an overhang at each end.
Dice bacon and capsicum, grate courgette and carrot, finely chop kale and slice spring onions. Place in a large bowl with the grated cheese. Add flour, baking powder, oregano and basil. Season with salt and pepper and mix everything together.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil and mustard. Pour over the vegetable mixture and stir to combine. Transfer into the prepared baking dish, smooth the surface and sprinkle over the pine nuts. Bake for 30 minutes, or until browned on top and a skewer inserted into the centre of the slice comes out clean.
While the slice is cooking, prepare salad. Chop cherry tomatoes in half, dice avocado and and finely chop spring onion. Combine with rocket. Whisk together oil, vinegar, honey and mustard and season with salt and pepper.
Serve portions of slice with salad (drizzled with dressing) and a generous dollop of relish. Scatter fresh basil over slice and salad, if desired.
WINE MATCH: Try a refreshing, fruity Sauvignon Blanc or Rose. Crisp Apple Cider is delicious with this meal too.
GLUTEN FREE OPTION: Swap the regular flour and baking powder for gluten free plain flour and baking powder. You could also use gluten free self-raising flour.
BUDGET TIP / INGREDIENT SWAP: Use ham as an alternative to bacon. Switch the spring onion for half a finely diced red or brown onion.
TIME SAVING TIP: If you are making this as part of Menu 1, the salad dressing for this meal and the steak and cheese filo parcels is the same. Double the dressing, store in the refrigerator and use for both meals.
STORING AND REHEATING: Package slice, salad and dressing up separately and refrigerate. Slice can be reheated in the microwave or oven. Slice also freezes well - wrap individual portions in cling film and place in an airtight container.