Spanakopita

(Vegetarian)

This is my favorite Greek dish. Spinach tossed with fresh herbs and feta, perfectly wrapped around flaky phyllo dough and baked until golden. The best!!

Yield: 8 Servings

Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)

Prep time: 30 MinCook time: 45 MinTotal time: 1 H & 15 M

Ingredients

  • 2 cups, Frozen Spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2 cups Feta Cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup Scallions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Dill, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Mint, chopped
  • 1 Lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 3/4 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 12 Sheets Phyllo Dough
  • Olive oil
  • 9-inch Springform Pan

Instructions

  1. Sauté onion and garlic with a little olive oil on medium-low heat for a few minutes until the onions have cooked down and softened.
  2. Transfer onions and garlic to a mixing bowl and add in spinach, feta, scallions, mint, dill, lemon, egg, salt, pepper and combine.
  3. Drizzle olive oil on the bottom of the springform pan and begin to layer phyllo dough, one piece at a time, drizzling olive oil in between each layer.
  4. There should be a good amount of phyllo dough that hangs over the pan.
  5. Once all 12 sheets of dough are layered, trim the edges so only about 3 inches of the phyllo dough hang over.
  6. Drizzle olive oil down on the final sheet of phyllo in the pan and place the spinach filling down.
  7. Begin tucking the excess phyllo dough around the inside edges of the pan, so a ring of dough forms, leaving just the center part of the spinach filling exposed.
  8. Drizzle more olive oil around the top ring of phyllo dough and sprinkle with salt
  9. Bake at 375F until the phyllo dough is golden brown, about 45 minutes.
  10. Allow to sit for about 30 minutes before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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