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Traditional Greek Spinach Pie - Spanakopita

Traditional Greek Spinach Pie - Spanakopita


We would like to thank our member Georgia B for sharing this recipe with us.

For the dough:

  • Combine the flour, salt and olive oil in a bowl. Gradually add the water while stirring with a spoon. When the mixture becomes too stiff to be able to mix with a spoon, knead with your hands until you create a nice dough.
  • Cover bowl with a towel and set it aside to rest.

For the filling:

  • Preheat the oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Finely chop the spinach, parsley, mint, dill and leeks. Season with a small amount of salt (since the feta you will add is salty) and pepper. Add the ground feta, lemon zest.
  • Whisk the eggs together and add them. Add the olive oil and mix the filling to combine all of the ingredients.
  • Cut the dough in half.
  • Roll out the first half into a circle. Transfer to a round baking pan, letting the edges of the dough hang over the side of the pan.
  • Add the filling and spread it evenly over the dough. Fold the overhanging dough over and brush with some olive oil.
  • Roll out the second half into a circle and place it over the filling, tucking the edges into the pan. Score into 8-10 pieces.
  • Brush with some olive oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Bake for 1 hour, until golden.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
27 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
31 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
45 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
24 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
4 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
46 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
31 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
31 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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