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Crunchy cornmeal pie with spinach and feta

Crunchy cornmeal pie with spinach and feta


We’d like to thank our good friend Rita Kontogianni for her wonderful recipe!!!

  • Preheat oven to 190* C (374* F) Fan.

For the base

  • Combine the cornmeal, olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  • Rub the mixture between your fingers well and add the water.
  • Mix well. The mixture should resemble wet sand.
  • Brush a round 30 cm baking pan with olive oil and spread the mixture on the bottom. Press down on it with the palm of your hand to spread it evenly onto the bottom and sides of the pan.

For the filling

  • Place a pan over medium heat and let it get very hot.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, spring onion and leek.
  • Sauté for 2-3 minutes and add the spinach, salt and pepper.
  • Sauté for another 2-3 minutes, until the spinach loses all of its liquid.
  • When ready, remove from heat and add the mint, dill, olive oil, egg, feta and lemon zest.
  • Gently mix.
  • Spread the filling over the base, making sure to spread it evenly.

For the coating

  • Combine 100 g of the cornmeal and 125 ml of the water in a bowl.
  • Pour the watery mixture over the filling.
  • Spread the remaining 200 g of cornmeal over it.
  • Drizzle with the remaining water and olive oil.
  • Press down with the palm of your hand so that the filling is covered completely.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes.


  • Serve with Greek strained yogurt. You can also add the aromas of mint and olive oil to the yogurt before adding.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
20 %


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)
27 %

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)
17 %


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)
2 %


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)
14 %


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)
17 %


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)
17 %


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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