Spanakopita is a Greek classic, made with spinach and feta cheese and wrapped in a phyllo pastry that can be made into a large pie or little triangles. The shape of these triangles might look intimidating, but they’re actually so easy to fold! See our pics at the bottom of the recipe. Once baked it crisps up and forms airy little layers that just melt in your mouth when eaten. Quick and easy to make, these vegetarian bites are great for any party or celebration.

spanakopita recipe

SPANAKOPITAS
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek
 
Ingredients
  • 1 500Gr Pkt Phyllo Pastry
  • 1 400 Gr Pkt Baby Spinach
  • 1 Tbles Dried Dill
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Paste
  • 3 Eggs Lightly Beaten
  • 200 Gr Mature Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Rounds Feta Cheese
  • 1 Tbles Oil
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper to Taste
  • Melted Butter for Brushing
Instructions
  1. Cook the spinach according to the instructions on the packet and allow to cool.
  2. Drain well and squeeze out the excess water.
  3. Chop finely.
  4. Grate the cheeses into a bowl and add the chopped spinach, dill, garlic paste, beaten eggs and oil and season to taste. Take care when adding more salt as the feta cheese is already quite salty.
  5. Brush two sheets of phyllo pastry with melted butter.
  6. Cut into 6 strips lengthwise and place a heaped teaspoon of filling onto each strip before wrapping into a triangle. See Pic.
  7. Seal the edges with melted butter to close the triangle.
  8. Continue until all the ingredients have been used.
  9. Can be frozen at this stage.
  10. Bake from frozen in a preheated 200°C oven for approx 20 minutes until lightly golden.
  11. P.S. Before baking brush the frozen triangles with melted butter and sprinkle with black and white sesame seeds.

 

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