feta and spinach pastries with a Greek vegetable salad recipe

Spinach and Feta Filo Parcel with Greek Salad Recipe

45 Minutes
Serves: 4

Crisp filo pastry encasing a mixture of spinach, onions and creamy goats cheese, flavoured with garlic, oregano, nutmeg and lemon juice served with a traditional Greek salad of tomatoes, cucumber, black olives and feta cheese, dressed with a lemon and mint dressing

Recipe Ingreds

Parcels

  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 20 grams butter
  • 1 tsp oregano (dried)
  • 1 egg
  • 75 grams feta cheese
  • 3 sheets filo pastry
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 0.25 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 onions
  • salt (to taste)
  • 250 grams Spinach

Salad

  • 20 black olives
  • 75 grams cherry tomatoes
  • 0.5 cucumber
  • 50 grams feta cheese
  • 0.5 red onions

Dressing

  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt (to taste)
  • caster sugar (to taste)
  • 4 sprig fresh mint

Recipe with pictures Steps

Step 1

  • defrost the pastry
  • set the oven to 180C 350F or gas mark 4

Step 2

  • heat the olive oil in the frying pan
  • peel and chop the onion(s) finely
  • add to the frying pan
  • cook for 5 minutes

Step 3

  • peel and crush the garlic using the garlic crusher or chop finely
  • add to the frying pan
  • cook for a minute or two

Step 4

  • wash the spinach
  • remove the stalks
  • add the spinach to the large pan
  • place on a low light wilt the spinach
  • squeeze out the access water from the spinach leave to cool

Step 5

  • chop the spinach finely and place in a bowl

Step 6

  • add the onion mixture to the spinach
  • crumble the feta cheese over the mixture

Step 7

  • squeeze the lemon(s) .
  • place the egg(s) in a small bowl
  • beat the egg
  • add the egg, oregano, nutmeg and lemon juice to the spinach bowl
  • mix the ingredients
  • taste and season with salt and pepper if necessary

Step 8

  • grease a baking tray
  • melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave, or in a small pan

Step 9

  • place the filo pastry under the cling film to keep moist
  • take each layer of filo and one at a time coat the pastry in butter
  • place three layers of pastry on top of each other
  • cut the filo in half
  • cut each half in half again diagonally

Step 10

  • place the spinach mixture on one half of the triangle and fold the pastry over corner to corner seal with butter
  • place on the baking tray
  • Butter the edges and fold over
  • cut vents in the top
  • glaze the top with the butter

Step 11

  • repeat until you have completed all the parcels
  • place in the oven
  • cook for 20 mins
  • until golden brown

Step 12

  • place a cross on the top of the cucumber
  • then slice the cucumber to form quarters
  • wash the cherry tomatoes and then slice in half
  • peel and chop the onion(s) finely
  • cut the feta cheese into cubes
  • slice the olives
  • mix the salad ingredients together in a bowl

Step 13

  • wash and finely chop the fresh mint
  • squeeze the lemon(s) .

Step 14

  • mix the dressing ingredients together in a bowl
  • add the dressing to the salad

Step 15

  • remove the parcels from the oven
  • place a parcels and a portion of salad onto individuals serving plates
  • serve immediately

Recipe Utensils

  • 1 baking tray
  • 3 chopping board
  • 1 cling film
  • 1 frying pan
  • 1 Garlic crusher
  • 3 large knife
  • 1 large pan
  • 2 lemon squeezer
  • 1 pastry brush
  • 2 small bowl

How to make feta and spinach pastries with Greek salad

A delicious mixture of lightly fried onions and garlic, mixed with wilted spinach and feta cheese and flavoured with oregano, nutmeg and lemon juice. This tasty spinach mixture is parcelled inside a crunchy layer of filo pastry. and served with a cool refreshing Greek salad. The salad is a medley of tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, black olives and feta cheese, lightly dressed in a lemon and mint salad dressing. 

What makes our feta and cheese turnovers with Greek vegetable salad the best

These delicious savoury pastries are based on similar flavours to Greek spanakopita pie. The combination of the Greek salad and these little feta filo pastries makes this a mouthwatering evening meal. 

Make spinach and feta pastries for dinner tonight

These savoury pastries are perfect for a spring , summer evening meal, serve these pastries with a Greek vegetable salad. This dish is ideal for vegetarians

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