This week is Miss G’s 1st birthday!
And we are celebrating!
We have balloons, streamers, gifts, games, cup cakes, play dates and lots more planned for our little girls very special day.
But before the onslaught of sugar laden cup cakes, goodies and birthday cake begins I thought we’d better get in a little nutritional goodness by way of a ham and vegetable slice.
This slice is well and truly jam packed with gorgeous vegetables. We managed to get in two carrots, a couple of zucchinis a quarter of a cabbage as well as a capsicum. So happy.
The deliciousness of this ham and vegetable slice comes from the egg mix that binds together the baked vegetables and specs of ham as well as the cheddar cheese that melts gorgeously throughout the slice to create the most amazing golden crust.
Miss G. enjoyed a gorgeous helping of the ham and vegetable slice for lunch along with a simple salad of tomatoes and basil.
And now that little miss is chock full of vegetables let the birthday celebrations begin!
To create your own gorgeously golden ham & vegetable slice simply…
Begin by setting up your food processor with the large grating attachment. With the motor running run the zucchinis, carrots and cabbage through the processor.
Place the grated vegetables, sliced capsicum, cheese, flour and ham into a large bowl and stir to combine.
Crack the eggs into a large bowl along with the vegetable oil and whisk to combine.
Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables and mix to combine.
Pour the mixture into a large oven tray lined with baking paper and smooth the surface.
Gently press the sliced tomatoes, evenly spaced, into the top of the slice. Pop into a preheated 180 degrees celsius oven and bake for 40-50 minutes or until set and slightly golden.
Allow to cool slightly in tray before removing to place on a wire rack to cool completely. Slice and serve alongside a basil and cherry tomato salad.
ham & vegetable slice
adapted from Taste
1 capsicum, thinly sliced
200 grams ham, diced
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
cherry tomatoes and basil to serve
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (350 F). Set up your food processor with the large grater attachment. With the motor running, grate the zucchinis, carrots and cabbage. Pop the grated vegetables into a large bowl along with the capsicum, ham, cheese and flour and mix to combine. In a small bowl whisk together the oil and eggs. Add the eggs to the vegetables and mix to combine. Pour the mixture into a large ovenproof dish and gently press the sliced tomatoes, evenly spaced, into the top of the slice. Pop into the oven and bake for 40-50 minutes or until set and slightly golden. Serve alongside a simple salad of basil and cherry tomatoes.
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