Courgette Christmas Candles
Veggie Christmas Kitchen – Courgette Christmas Candles (Can be Vegan)
Makes: 12 -14 canapes
Preperation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
1 large courgette (approx 200g), straight if possible
45g cream cheese or vegan alternative
2 artichoke hearts (in brine) drained and chopped
2 sun dried tomatoes, drained of oil and chopped
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp chives, finely chopped
1. Peel 12 or 14 vertical strips of courgette using a potato peeler (preferably a swivel type one).
2. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, blanch the courgette for 30 seconds and then refresh under cold water.
3. Put the cream cheese, artichokes, tomatoes and lemon juice into a food processor and blend until smooth, then add the chives.
4. Lay the courgette strips flat and spread a tsp of the pate on top. Then roll up gently and stand upright. Garnish with extra chives and thin strips of sun dried tomatoes.
© The Vegetarian Society – (recipe created by the Cordon Vert cookery school) www.vegsoc.org