Taste of Greece: Authentic Spanakopita Adventure
Create a delightful journey to Greece right in your kitchen with this Authentic Spanakopita recipe. This delicious Greek dish combines flaky phyllo pastry with a savory filling of spinach, feta cheese, and aromatic herbs. The result? A mouthwatering pastry that’s crispy on the outside and bursting with Mediterranean flavors on the inside.
- 2 cups of fresh spinach, chopped
- 1 cup of crumbled feta cheese
- 1/2 cup of ricotta cheese
- 1/4 cup of fresh dill, chopped
- 1/4 cup of fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/2 cup of green onions, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 package of phyllo pastry sheets
- 1/2 cup of melted butter
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the chopped spinach, crumbled feta cheese, ricotta cheese, dill, parsley, green onions, and minced garlic. Season with salt and pepper, and mix well.
- Unroll the phyllo pastry sheets and cover them with a damp towel to prevent drying out.
- Place one sheet of phyllo pastry on a clean surface and brush it lightly with melted butter. Layer another sheet on top and repeat the process until you have about 6 layers.
- Spoon a generous portion of the spinach and cheese mixture onto the layered phyllo sheets. Fold in the sides and roll it up into a log shape.
- Repeat the process to make more spanakopita rolls.
- Place the spanakopita rolls on a baking sheet and brush the tops with more melted butter.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until they are golden brown and crispy.
- Remove from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 12 spanakopita rolls
Enjoy the authentic taste of Greece with these homemade spanakopita rolls. They are perfect as a party appetizer or a delightful snack.
Nutrition Information: (per serving)
Calories: 180 | Fat: 12g | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g
Indulge in the rich and savory flavors of Greece with this Authentic Spanakopita Adventure. Whether you’re looking for a tasty appetizer for your next gathering or a delightful snack, these crispy phyllo pastry rolls filled with a medley of fresh spinach, creamy feta, and aromatic herbs will transport your taste buds straight to the Mediterranean. With a golden-brown crust and a savory interior, this classic Greek dish is a crowd-pleaser that’s surprisingly easy to make at home. Share the joy of authentic Greek cuisine with your loved ones, and savor the Taste of Greece today!