Greek spinach pie recipe - Spanakopita recipe
A delicious Greek filo pastry spinach pie recipe - spanakopita recipe. Famous Greek spanakopita stuffed with spinach, feta cheese, onions, pepper and herbs
Spanakopita is a classic Greek pie made with sheets of filo pastry and filled with chopped spinach, crumbled feta cheese, chopped onions, lightly beaten egg and seasoning.
It makes a perfect light lunch or dinner; or alternatively you can serve it as an appetiser.
For the filo (pastry):
- 500 gr flour
- 3/4 cup of olive oil
- a shot of vinegar
- warm water
For the filling:
- 2kg spinach
- 500g leeks, thinly
- spring onions, sliced
- 1 bunch dill, finely
- extra virgin olive oil
- 400g feta cheese,
Method for the filo (pastry):
Place the flour in a bowl,
make a well in the centre and add the salt, olive oil and
vinegar. Slowly combine the ingredients whilst adding enough
warm water to achieve a smooth, soft dough, that is not sticky on
Method for the filling:
- Add some olive oil to a pan
and sauté the onions, the leeks, the dill and the spinach.
Add the pepper.
- Remove the pan from the
stove and allow the filling cool.
- Grease a medium-sized
oven proof dish.
- Take approximately 3/4 of
the dough and roll out as thinly as possible, making sure it will
cover the sides of the dish as well. Place it carefully in the
dish, brushing the the pastry lightly with olive oil. Spread half
of the filling over the pastry and crumble half of the feta cheese
over the top.
- Add half of the filling and sprinkle with half of the feta cheese.
- Take a small portion of the remaining dough and roll it out to cover the surface of the filling.
- Repeat with the rest of the spinach filling and feta cheese.
- Roll out the rest of the dough, and cover the pie.
- Brush with olive oil and
melted butter, score into pieces, and bake in a preheated oven, at
180 degrees, for one hour.
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