Spinach bolas

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Spinach bolas

Suitable for vegans
Category Main course
Serves 1
Preparation 5 mins
Cooking 6 mins

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Bolas are Portuguese bread pies and this is a quick version for one, with a rather Greek-style filling. You can use whatever style of bread roll you fancy.


  • 1 bread roll
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 50g spinach, shredded if fresh, or use frozen leaf
  • 1 cherry tomato, sliced
  • large knob of vegan margarine
  • 50g tofu, cut into strips
  • salt, pepper and nutmeg


Stage 1

Preheat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Slice the top off the bread roll and carefully remove the crumb from the inside (see page 78), keeping the crust intact.

Stage 2

Melt the margarine in a small pan and use some of it to brush the insides of the bread roll (including the top). Put the roll and top into the oven for
3 minutes.

Stage 3

Fry the garlic and tofu in the remaining margarine until the garlic starts to colour. Add the spinach. Cook until the spinach is soft. Season with salt, pepper and a little nutmeg.

Stage 4

Fill the roll with the spinach mixture and tomato slices. Replace the top of the bread roll and return it to the oven to heat through – about 2–3 minutes. Serve with a salad.


Spinach bolas


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Recipe author

Published by: Vegetarian Living
Recipe and styling: Sarah Beattie

Nutritional info

Nutritional values are per serving.

  • Calories: 388g
  • Fat: 24g
  • Saturated fat: 4.5g
  • Protein: 11.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Sugars: 3g
  • Fibre: 2.5g
  • Salt: 3.5g

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