The Low Fodmap Gourmet

Gourmet Recipes for people who need to follow the Low Fodmap Diet and are also Lactose and Gluten Intolerant!

Spinach and Fetta Lasagne

Spinach and fetta

Spinach and Fetta Lasagne ~ Fodmap friendly

Ingredients:

  • 1 large bunch spinach and silver beet.
  • 1 bunch spring onion tops or chives.
  • 4 whole eggs.
  • 1 cup crumbled fetta cheese.
  • 1 cup grated Mozzarella.
  • 1 packet gluten free lasagna sheets.
  • 1 table spoon good quality garlic infused olive oil.
  • salt and pepper to taste.
  • a pinch of sweet paprika.

Ingredients for white sauce

  • half a cup of corn flour, make sure that it is made from maize and not wheat.
  • 1 litre of lactose free milk.
  • 1 table spoon Nuttelex.
  • 1 table spoon french mustard (un seeded)
  • a pinch of sweet paprika.

Method:

Stage one

  • Put the garlic oil in a heavy base sauce pan and place on the hob ready for use.
  • pull the spinach and silver beet leaves from the stems and tear into smaller pieces, wash and set aside.
  • wash the stems and set aside separately.
  • wash the onion tops and chives and chop into 1-2 centimetre lengths.
  • heat the oil in saucepan, add the chives and onion tops and allow them to sweat, stirring occasionally.
  • quickly chop the stems of the spinach and sliver beet and place in the pan with the chives and onion tops, grind a small amount of sea salt and black pepper over the top, turn the heat down, stir and place the lid on the pan, saute for 5 mins.
  • add the torn leaves to the pan and simmer very slowly in it’s own juices.

Stage two

  • turn on the oven and pre-heat to 180 degrees C.
  • while the oven is heating and the spinach is cooking make a white sauce ( see recipe for white sauce).

Stage three

  • once the spinach has cooled, add the crumbled fetta and the eggs and stir well
  • in a lightly oiled large baking dish add a small amount of the milk, (lactose free)  just to cover the bottom.
  • place a layer of the lasagna sheets on top of the milk.
  • spread a thin layer  of cooled mixture on the pasta sheets.
  • continue to build alternate layers of pasta sheets and the spinach mixture until you have three layers of mixture, and four layers of pasta (including the base layer) reserve a small amount of liquid from the mixture to brush over the top layer of pasta sheets
  • pour the white sauce over the top.
  • top with mozzarella.
  • sprinkle with sweet paprika.

Stage four

  • bake in the pre heated oven for 45 mins or until the pasta is soft and the topping is golden brown.
  • allow to cool for 10 mins before serving.

Serves 6

Suggested side dishes

Baked potatoes cooked with a dusting of fresh herbs and freshly ground sea salt with black pepper and a drizzle of good quality olive oil.

Fresh garden salad.

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