Spanakopita Triangles

Greek style Spanakopita is phyllo pastry triangles filled with a wonderful savory cheese and spinach filling that would make a nice evening tea time snack.

Spanakopita is popular Greek spinach and cheese pies and is famous world wide. Actually, all the tricky part is how you work with phyllo pastry and other than that everything is super easy. If you are using phyllo for the first time it might be a little diff to get a hang of it so it would be easier to make square pies. Just like you can see in the photos some of my triangles are not so perfect and a bit broke from here and there.

Anyways whatever the shape is this spanakopita is definitely a treat for any party, get together or normal evening snack with tea. At first, I was skeptical of the taste and even thought of adding some Indian spices but skipped at last moment and went with traditional flavors. To my surprise, they were so delicious and very addictive and my girls went crazy for those triangles.

Blogging Marathon#80 Week 3/Day 10
Theme– Protein Rich Dishes
Dish– Spanakopita
Protein Source– Feta, Ricotta, Spinach

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Spanakopita
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Greek style phyllo pastry triangles filled with a wonderful savory cheese and spinach filling that would make a nice evening tea time snack. 

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 4 People
Author: Sapana Behl
Ingredients
  • 16 sheets phyllo pastry, thawed
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup scallions, chopped
  • 1 cup feta, crumbled
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 package spinach leaves
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorn, freshly crushed
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
For dip
  • 1 cup thick yougurt, whisked
  • 1 teaspoon dill leaves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary leaves, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
For dip
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, refrigerate until use.

  2. Preheat oven to 180C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and add onions and garlic, saute for a minute.

  4. Stir in scallions and spinach leaves and cook on low until spinach is tender.

  5. Add oregano, marjoram, salt, and pepper and stir to combine.

  6. Remove it from heat and set aside to cool slightly. Once cooled add the feta and ricotta cheese and give a nice stir.

  7. Place one sheet f phyllo lengthwise on a working top and brush with olive oil. Repeat the same with a threemore sheet, brushing with oil and placing on top of each other.

  8. Once you got 4 layers of phyllo sheets, using a pizza cutter cut 4 equal horizontal pieces lengthwise.

  9. Now working with one of four horizontal pieces, place a tablespoon of stuffing on one end and start folding it in triangle shape all the way through the end.

  10. Place it on the baking sheet and likewise fill all the phyllo sheet triangles. You would get around 16 triangles.

  11. Brush the triangles with more olive oil, if desired.

  12. Bake in preheated oven for about 40 minutes or until golden in color.

  13. Remove from oven and serve with yogurt dip.

Recipe Notes

I used both feta and ricotta cheese in the filling but you may also use paneer instead of ricotta.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4 per person
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 677 Calories from Fat 263.7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29.3g 45%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 1197mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 79.9g 27%
Dietary Fiber 7.2g 29%
Sugars 11.4g
Protein 26.8g 54%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Serve with any dip of your choice.

Enjoy!!

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Best Regards,
Sapana Behl


9 comments on “Spanakopita Triangles”

  1. Sowmya says:

    They look gorgeous Sapana. Reminds me of its more oily cousin, the samosa. But this has been baked to perfect golden brown and looks yum

  2. Rajani says:

    Came across this dish when I was looking at the Greek recipe theme. Haven’t tried this yet though. The triangles look perfect even though you say they aren’t:-). This could be an impressive starter for a party.

  3. Baked to perfection dear.. Though it reminds me of our samosa.. Cheese and Spinach are absolutely a lovely filling!!

  4. First I thought spinach and paneer samosa. These are soo good and love the fact that you baked them.

  5. I have been wanting to try spanakoita for ages but I am scared. You have done a delicious job they look awesome.

  6. Wonderful recipe with wonderful cheesy flavour

  7. Vaishali says:

    Beautifully baked and trust me these have been on my to do list ever since ! Wish I could grab one !

  8. Tell me about working with phyllo…first time I used it during my stay in Montreal and it would go dry in a matter of seconds. Have yet to make these famous Greek savory treat. Yours look delicious broken or not!

  9. Super crispy and dangerously addictive spanakopita, its been a while i made them, now you are tempting to bake some soon. Excellent clicks there.

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