A Greek starter of spinach and feta filo parcels with Tzatziki

Spinach and Feta Filo Parcel with Tzatzki Recipe

35 Minutes
Serves: 2
A delicious Greek starter of crispy spinach and feta filo parcels, filo pastry stuffed with a mouth watering mixture of wilted spinach, crispy onions and creamy feta cheese, the stuffing is lightly flavoured with oregano, garlic, nutmeg and lemon juice. These filo parcels are complimented beautifully by the creamy Tzatziki dip

Recipe Ingreds


  • 20 grams butter
  • 3 sheets filo pastry
  • 1 tub tzatziki
  • 1 egg


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

Recipe with pictures Steps

Step 1

  • set the oven to 190C 375F or gas mark 5
  • 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 2

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

Step 3

  • wash the spinach
  • remove the stalks
  • add the spinach to the large pan
  • place on a low light wilt the spinach

Step 4

  • squeeze out the access water from the spinach leave to cool
  • chop the spinach finely and place in a bowl

Step 5

  • add the onion mixture to the spinach
  • crumble the feta cheese over the mixture
  • squeeze the lemon(s) .
  • add the egg(s) to a 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 6

  • grease a baking tray
  • melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave, or in a small pan
  • place the three sheets of filo under some cling film

Step 7

  • to make the filo parcel triangles
  • cut the filo in thirds lengthwise
  • take a layer of pastry and coat with melted butter using the pastry brush
  • place the spinach and feta mixture at the top of the filo pastry strip in a triangle shape leaving another triangle shape clear of mixture see picture above
  • fold the clear filo triangle over the spinach and feta filling then fold down the filo pastry strip, in triangles till you have formed a neat triangle shaped parcel
  • place on the baking tray

Step 8

  • repeat until you have completed all the parcels
  • add the egg to the small bowl and beat to form an egg wash
  • brush the parcels with the egg wash
  • place in the oven
  • cook for 20 mins
  • until golden brown

Step 9

  • remove the parcels from the oven
  • place two parcels on the serving plate
  • Add the tzatzki
  • serve immediately

Recipe Utensils

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

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How to make spinach and feta filo Parcels

The spinach mixture is placed in the top corner of a strip of filo and folded diagonally to form a triangular filo parcel. The parcels are cooked in the oven till golden brown and served with cool and creamy tzatziki

How and when to serve our spinach and feta triangles

These are definitely all round year starters in the winter or summer they make the perfect dinner party starter, we serve our spinach and feta parcels with a delicious tzatziki dipping sauce. In the summer they also make a lovely lunch or light evening meal served with a Greek salad of olives, tomatoes and cucumber 

What makes our spinach and cheese starter the best

The combination of feta cheese and spinach is always a winner, the creamy saltness of the feta and the freshness of the spinach marry perfectly. The secret ingredient for dish is definitely a touch of lemon juice, giving them an extra freshness.

The idea for this feta and spinach starter comes from the traditional Greek dish spanakopita a savoury pie made with filo pastry and stuffed with spinach, feta, onions and chopped egg. The pie is flavoured with traditional herbs such as parley, mint or dill

Dinner party starter 

These little feta and spinach triangles make a lovely dinner party starter for a Greek dinner party theme or light brunch, we would serve them with a lamb main course and a traditional Greek orange cake take a look at our Greek themed menu

Other filo parcels starters 

Mushroom filo Parcels with Pumpkin Sauce

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