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Greek spinach and feta pies - Spanakopitakia


For the dough:

  • Pulse the flour and salt in a food processor to combine.
  • Add the butter and beat until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • In a bowl, add the egg, vinegar and water. Mix with a fork.
  • Add to the food processor and pulse to combine.
  • Turn out mixture onto a floured working surface. Knead with your hands for a few seconds, just until the mixture comes together.
  • Divide dough into 2 pieces. Flatten into 15 cm discs with your hands. Wrap each disc in plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

For the filling:

  • Wash and dry the greens. Chop them into 5 cm pieces.
  • Finely chop the spring onions, dill and basil.
  • Combine the greens, onions, dill, basil, lemon zest, lemon juice and salt in a large bowl.
  • Transfer to a strainer and press down on mixture to release any liquid and set aside to strain.
  • When the mixture has strained sufficiently, add the crumbled feta, pepper, olive oil and semolina. Mix together.
  • Check for seasoning and set aside until needed.

For turnovers:

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • When the dough is chilled, remove from refrigerator. Dust with a generous amount of flour and use a rolling pin to roll out each piece of dough to a sheet 2-3 mm thick.
  • Use an 8-9 cm round cookie cutter to cut dough.
  • Add a tablespoon of filling to each disc.
  • Brush some water all around the edge of the disc. Fold in half and press to seal.
  • Press sealed edge with a fork.
  • Repeat process for all the turnovers.
  • Brush with egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds or poppy seeds.
  • Line a 28 cm baking pan with parchment paper. Transfer turnovers to pan.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
13 %


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)
23 %

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)
43 %

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)
8 %


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)
1 %


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)
15 %


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)
7 %


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)
20 %


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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