Traditional Greek Recipes: Spanakopita (Spinach and Feta Pie)

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By Victoria Loutas

Spanakopita is a popular Greek pie made with filo pastry and cheese and spinach filling. 

Made with fresh ingredients and herbs, Spanakopita is a versatile and delicious dish suitable for every time of the day. 

Follow this simple recipe to make your own spanakopita at home; 

Ingredients

2 large bunches of spinach 

1 bunch shallots

1 bunch parsley

250g feta cheese

3 eggs lightly beaten

50g unsalted butter, melted

Filo pastry

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius
  2. Finely chop the spinach, shallots and parsley
  3. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, shallots, parsley, beaten eggs and feta cheese. Mix well 
  4. Lay a sheet of filo pastry into a baking dish and brush with melted butter. Repeat this 5 times to create a thick base layer of pastry
  5. Pour the spinach mixture on top of filo pastry
  6. Lay 6 or more sheets of filo on top of the filling, continually brushing with melted butter
  7. Tuck the filo pastry into the sides of the baking dish and brush more butter on top
  8. Using a knife, cut 2-3 slits on the top of the spanakopita to help it cook through
  9. Bake the spanakopita at 160 degrees for approximately 30-40 minutes or until golden 
  10. Once removed, let the spanakopita cool before cutting and enjoy!

Kali oreksi! 

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