A Green Samosa with a Green Herby Dip (not your traditional Samosa!)

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We recently watched the film “The Hundred-Foot Journey” and I was absolutely inspired by the Indian cuisine in this movie.  Thus – a samosa post!  Now, this is not your traditional samosa with potatoes and curry – although that IS a fantastic combination.  I wanted to create something different.  Something with warm salty feta cheese and a fresh lemon bite.  And a bit of spinach to round it out.  I decided to go all the way with the green theme and put together this super delicious herb dressing that really compliments the samosa nicely.  Since I have these herbs growing in big pots in our house – that was easy!  However, if you don’t have as easy access to these fresh herbs, do substitute whatever you can get your hands on…cilantro, green onion, arugula etc.  I bought the egg roll wrappers at Meijers – in the produce department next to the tofu.  They are simple to work with and the filling possibilities are endless – get creative and think beyond tradition. Quinoa, Kale, & Hummus.  Sweet potato, Swiss Chard, & Cheddar.  Sundried Tomato, Pesto, & Goat Cheese..  Have fun experimenting!

I served these toasted beauties on mixed greens with a side of roasted carrots – a perfect light dinner!

Have a fantastic day – many blessings to you!

A Green Samosa with a Green Herby Dip (not your traditional Samosa!)
 
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup fresh peas
  • 1½ cups spinach, chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest - reserve some for garnish
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 8 egg roll wrappers
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup fresh herbs - I used a combination of basil and lemon balm
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 teaspoons Frank's Red Hot sauce
  • Mixed Greens for serving
Instructions
  1. In a food processor or blender, combine the feta cheese, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon lemon zest, garlic, red pepper flakes, and olive oil. Pulse to gently combine. Transfer to a bowl and gently fold in the peas and spinach.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Fill a small bowl with water and using a pastry brush or your finger, wipe the edges of each wrapper with water. Place a spoonful of the feta mixture in the middle of the wrapper spreading it evenly in a thin layer. Fold in the top left and right corner to create a triangle over the feta. Fold that down to the bottom then fold in the bottom left and right corners pressing down the edges to seal. Brush each samosa with olive oil on both sides. Bake in the oven for 8 minutes then turn and bake an additional 8 minutes.
  4. Rinse out the blender or processor and combine the yogurt, herbs, water, hot sauce, and salt. Blend thoroughly and taste for salt. Upon serving, garnish with red pepper flakes and a drizzle of olive oil.
  5. I served the samosas on a plate with mixed greens and passed the dressing. Delicious warm comfort food AND pretty darn healthy.

 

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