Spanakopita recipe

by Klaraslife

This post is also available in deutsch.This spanakopita recipe / spinach cake is a very fine and easy to prepare dish.

It occurs in almost all countries of Yugoslavia across the Balkans, Greece, Turkey, the Caucasus and the Near East.
Every area has a special recipe and every family has a very special one.
Basically, the ingredients are a very thin dough, spinach, onions, cheese, spices and other goodies such as nuts, pine nuts and raisins.
In the following we present you a very simple standard recipe that you are welcome to modify.
But it also tastes very fine and you can enjoy it cold or warm.
So put on your apron and enjoy your meal.

Spanakopita
Spanakopita

Ingredients!

  • spinach
  • feta cheese
  • organic eggs
  • phyllo dough

Spanakopita recipe

1 pack of phyllo dough (25 sheets)
1 onion
3 cloves of garlic
black pepper from the mill
500 g fresh spinach
2 eggs
150 g ricotta
200 g feta cheese
2 tbsp of dried dill or 1 bunch of fresh dill (chopped)
also
100 ml milk
2 tbsp olive oil

Finely chop onions and garlic and fry in olive oil. Wash spinach, drain well, squeeze out if necessary and cut into small pieces. Add the spinach to the onions and fry for 5 minutes. We don´t want liquid in it.
Crumble the feta cheese and mix together with the eggs, ricotta, pepper and dill in a large bowl. Add the stir-fried spinach and stir well.
Brush the bottom and sides of the dish with olive oil. To assemble the spanakopita: Brush phyllo dough sheets individually with milk and oil mix, until half of the leaves have been used up. Then spread the spinach filling on top and do the same with the remaining leaves. Continue to layer the phyllo sheets, one or two-at-a-time, brushing with milk-olive oil, until you have used up all the sheets.
Brush the very top layer with milk-olive oil, and sprinkle with just a few drops of water.
Fold the flaps or excess from the sides, you can crumble them a little. Brush the folded sides well with olive oil.
Who likes to sprinkle the whole with black sesame.

Preheat the oven to 180 ° C and bake for 50-60 minutes. Remove from the oven. Finish cutting into squares and serve. Enjoy!

Tip 1: serve with delicious yogurt drink on hot days.
Tip 2: also a crisp salad with a convincing side dish.
Tip 3: it can also be served with watermelon.

Spanakopita
Spanakopita

If you try this Spanakopita recipe or one of our other recipes, please leave us a comment how you liked it. Tag us @KLARASLIFEon Instagram and hashtag it #KLARASLIFE so we can see them and share with the community! Thank you!

Print

Spanakopita recipe

This spanakopita / greek spinach pie is a very fine and easy to prepare dish. Made from filo dough, feta cheese, spinach and eggs.
Course Spanakopita
Cuisine main dishes, Snack
Keyword spinach
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 9 Servings
Author Klaraslife

Ingredients

  • 1 pack of phyllo dough 25 sheets
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • black pepper from the mill
  • 500 g fresh spinach
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 g ricotta
  • 200 g feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp of dried dill or 1 bunch of fresh dill chopped

also

Instructions

  • Finely chop onions and garlic and fry in olive oil. Wash spinach, drain well, squeeze out if necessary and cut into small pieces. Add the spinach to the onions and fry for 5 minutes. We don´t want liquid in it.
  • Crumble the feta cheese and mix together with the eggs, ricotta, pepper and dill in a large bowl. Add the stir-fried spinach and stir well.
  • Brush the bottom and sides of the dish with olive oil. To assemble the spanakopita: Brush phyllo dough sheets individually with milk and oil mix, until half of the leaves have been used up. Then spread the spinach filling on top and do the same with the remaining leaves. Continue to layer the phyllo sheets, one or two-at-a-time, brushing with milk-olive oil, until you have used up all the sheets.
  • Brush the very top layer with milk-olive oil, and sprinkle with just a few drops of water.
  • Fold the flaps or excess from the sides, you can crumble them a little. Brush the folded sides well with olive oil.
  • Who likes to sprinkle the whole with black sesame.
  • If you like top it with egg joghurt topping. See notes!
  • Preheat the oven to 180 ° C and bake for 50-60 minutes. Remove from the oven. Finish cutting into squares and serve. Enjoy!

Notes

Tip 1: a yogurt drink goes well on hot days.
Tip 2: also a crisp salad with a convincing side dish.
Tip 3: it can also be served with watermelon.

Egg yogurt topping

I can also serve the last layer with an egg-yogurt mixture.
Ingredients: 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of full-fat yogurt, 3 tablespoons of milk, 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
Mix the ingredients and spread on the top filo pastry sheet. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. And bake as described above.

If you like you can Pin our Pictures on Pinterest.

©klaraslife. All images & content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to republish this recipe, please link back to this post for the recipe. Some of the links above are affiliate links, which pay me a small commission for my referral at no extra cost to you! Thank you for supporting Klaraslife.


0

You may also like

1 comment

Spanakopita | Griechischer Spinatkuchen Klara`s Life 24. April 2020 - 13:49

[…] English […]

0
Reply

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating