Easy Spanakopita Recipe That Will Burst In Your Mouth.
Spanakopita is a flakey, buttery pastry with a rich and flavorful filling. With lots of spinach and feta, these triangle-shaped pastries will simply burst in your mouth.
A great snack for those dinner parties.
This easy recipe is one of my favorites to make when entertaining guests. They are beautiful, delicate, and taste amazing! The ingredients are also relatively simple and meatless, making them a dish even the pickiest eaters will enjoy! You and your entire family can enjoy this easy authentic Greek pastry as an appetizer or snack. Once you try one, you won’t be able to stop!
Spanakopita is one of the most famous Greek dishes, and they are most popular in the northwestern region of Epirus. This dish is a triangle-shaped mini pie with phyllo dough and a creamy spinach filling. They can be found all over Greece in bakeries, delis, and restaurants.
Tips for The Best Spanakopita
- Keep a wet paper towel over your phyllo pastry to make sure the pastry dough does not dry out. This will make it easier to make the spanakopita triangles.
- Use frozen spinach instead of fresh spinach to make the process easier.
- Do not overfill the pastry, or the pastry will not close. The spinach may also burst in the oven if there is too much of filling.
|16 oz frozen chopped spinach thaw, drain, and pat dry|
|2 medium-size shallots (chopped)|
|5 garlic cloves (minced)|
|½ cup fresh parsley chopped|
|½ cup chopped green onions white and green parts|
|1 ½ cup feta cheese|
|2 teaspoons dry dill|
|Zest of 1 lemon and its juice|
|12 sheets phyllo dough|
|7 tbsp melted unsalted butter|
|1 egg whisked|
|1 tsp salt|
|1 tsp black pepper|
|1 tbsp sumac|
|1 tsp nutmeg|
|1 tsp chili flakes|