Silverbeet Filo Roll

The ingredients and cooking method for golden filo rolls with heirloom silverbeet

Silverbeet Filo Roll


  • 1 bunch of 5 coloured silverbeet
  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 150g feta cheese (or goat’s cheese)
  • Basil leaves
  • 1 packet filo pastry
  • 150g butter
  • Olive oil
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper


  1. De-stem the silverbeet and wash thoroughly.
  2. Dice garlic and onion and sauté in olive oil until golden.
  3. Thinly slice the stems and add to the onions and continue cooking – not too long to retain the delightful colours!
  4. Add the sliced leaves and toss in the pan until just wilted.
  5. Move to a bowl and add the crumbled feta, basil leaves, salt and pepper to taste and a pinch of nutmeg.
  6. Melt the butter and with a pastry brush, layer 4 sheets of filo, lightly brushing butter on each layer.
  7. Place silverbeet mixture into the centre and front of the filo (leaving space on the ends to fold in).
  8. Roll filo, encasing the mixture and paint with butter.
  9. Bake in an 180°C oven until golden (about 10 minutes).