Spinach & Feta Roulade

Spinach & Feta Roulade

The more years I spend on this planet the more I realise everything comes back into fashion sooner or later. That ugly corduroy jacket that you only just threw out, after holding onto for 10 or more years… it’ll come back into fashion… just as you are getting used to the extra space in your closet.

Spinach and Feta Roulade

Spinach and Feta Roulade

Or perhaps the song that you loved as a teenager is back on the radio with a new tempo and new audience.

Even our taste buds are at the mercy of fashion. I’m loving the pork belly fad at the moment.  For the last four years every restaurant is guaranteed to have a pork belly dish on the menu. I know I will struggle to come to terms with the passing on this particular food trend when it’s over.

Spinach and Feta Roll FoodGawker

Spinach and Feta Roll FoodGawker

But history has shown that I will cope.

In the 1980’s it was deep fried camembert that had my love.  I survived when the food fashion police declared the entree as passé, and not worth including on a menu anymore. I also survived the passing of chocolate fondant. Don’t get me wrong I still eat deep friend camembert and chocolate fondant.  I love every moment of the guilty pleasure, but they are not likely to be the star of a restaurant menu. I cook them for myself when a craving hits.

Spinach and Feta Roll - PIN ME

Spinach and Feta Roll – PIN ME

So why all this talk of food trends?

I have been noticing something curious on the Pinterest food boards lately. Everything is getting rolled. The roulade is back!  I’m happy to embrace this trend.  The roulade looks impressive on a plate, and they’re easy to make.

Spinach and Feta Plates

Spinach and Feta Plates

Since this is my second time with this food trend I wanted to share my recipe for a Spinach & Feta Roulade.  The last time this food was in fashion I was a vegetarian, hence my choice of fillings. I flicked through some old cookbooks and found the suggested accompaniment to a roulade in the 80’s was crusty bread and an iceberg lettuce salad.

Spinach & Feta Roulade
Recipe Type: Entree, Main
Cuisine: French
Author: Julie
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Serves: 6
The Roulade looks more difficult than it actually is, imagine a rolled omelette with any filling you like inside.
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 4 eggs (separated)
  • 200gm Danish Feta
  • 50gm Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 cup pesto sauce
  • 1/2 cup marinated roasted capsicum
  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees.
  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  3. Steam or boil spinach until just wilted. Squeeze all the moisture from the cooked spinach.
  4. Place spinach and egg yolks in a food processor. Process until pureed.
  5. Whisk egg whites until soft peaks form then fold through spinach mixture.
  6. Spread this mixture over the baking tray.
  7. Cook for 15 minutes or until set.
  8. Turn the roulade out onto a clean tea towel and roll the roulade up with the baking paper and tea towel in place.
  9. Leave the roulade to cool rolled.
  1. Place the roulade on a piece of plastic wrap the size of the baking dish. Carefully unroll the roulade and remove the tea towel and baking paper. Leaving the roulade on the plastic wrap.
  2. Combine the cream cheese and feta until smooth.
  3. Spread the pesto over the cooled roulade.
  4. Layer the feta mixture over the pesto leaving 1cm at the end of the roulade for rolling.
  5. Cover the feta filling with roasted capsicum.
  6. Roll up with the help of the plastic wrap.
  7. Refrigerate until needed.

The good thing about revolving food trends is they tend to be better the second time around.  This time I am serving my roulade with a spicy chilli aioli and I have ditched the iceberg.

The roulade can be made with any filling selection. Smoked salmon is another favourite of mine. Now it might be time for me to tackle a swiss roll, or create a rolled meatloaf!

Spinach & Feta Roulade

Spinach & Feta Roulade

Thinking about food trends got me wondering… what food trend do you NEVER want to see reappear?

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  1. What a clever idea and not only is it beautiful, I love all the flavours you’ve combined.

  2. Love, love, love this… I’ve been wanting to make one since they were first in vogue.

  3. Loving that the retro roulade is making a come back! A classic flavour combo…can’t go wrong with that one 🙂

  4. A savoury roulade? I am so in for this! It looks absolutely delicious 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  5. Ah! I love this food trend! This roulade looks so pretty and delicious!

  6. Fabulous! I remember roulade being alllllll the go when I was an apprentice chef 12 years ago, so popular. I loved them, very pretty food. Delicious combo, shall add to my birthday party catering menu for old times sake. 🙂

  7. Okay, this looks incredible!!!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  8. I love the colours and is so beautiful ! It looks so tasty as well ! It’s a very original recipe 🙂

  9. I’m yet to try making a roulade of any kind. This looks so good though, perhaps this year I shall have to give it a go!

  10. Alesah Villalon :

    Totally agree on fashion recycling!!! With a roulade as great looking as this nothing goes out of fashion. This looks soooo gooooddd!!!

  11. So true (and so funny!) about “revolving fashions”! I am watching my kiddos don outfits so similar to what I wore in the 80s … just slightly reinvented – lol! I love roulades – so easy, yet they look so upscale and lovely on a platter! This is one throwback reinvention I’m happy to embrace, too! And your take on it sounds absolutely delicious – def pinning to share! Yum! 😀

  12. Oh, your roulade looks delish! Perfect for an elegant appetizer, but I’d be happy eating a few yummy slices as a meal 🙂

  13. wow! what an eye catching delightful dish – a perfect starter. I have never attempted a roulade , however have admired many. This one sounds delicious !!

  14. Looks very delish !

  15. Julie, I am glad that they are back too…by the way, yours looks incredible! I could just sit and eat whole thing on my own! yum yum yum

  16. Roulade? It is my cup of tea… with spinach and feta, or any other filling. This one looks amazing!
    I am not a trendy person. I like to try everything but stick with things that I really enjoy!!!!
    Have a great week!!!!

  17. I love ‘rolled’ food – we did a rolled turducken (with only the breast meat) this Christmas and it was great!

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