Spinach and feta filo pie recipe

By Lizzie Kamenetzky

  1. Serves 4
  2. Takes 10 minutes to make and about 30-35 minutes to cook
  3. Rating

This vegetarian pie costs around £1.50 per person to make. It's a cheap and cheerful meal that looks more expensive than it is!

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Spinach and feta filo pie

Ingredients

  1. 500g spinach
  2. A knob of butter
  3. 1 large onion, finely chopped
  4. 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  5. 200g feta, crumbled
  6. 4 tbsp pine nuts, toasted
  7. 3 large free-range eggs, beaten
  8. 4-6 filo pastry sheets
  9. ½ tsp caraway seeds
  10. A tomato and red onion salad, to serve

Method

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan160°C/gas 4. Wilt the spinach in a large pan over a low heat. Allow to cool, then drain well, squeezing out the excess liquid with your hands.
  2. 2. Melt a knob of butter in a frying pan and add the onion. Cook for 5 minutes, until soft. Stir in the garlic and cook for a further minute.
  3. 3. Remove from the heat and add to a bowl with the spinac, feta, pine nuts and eggs. Mix together and season well. Spoon into the base of a 1-litre baking dish.
  4. 4. Brush 4-6 filo pastry sheets with melted butter, lightly scrunch and lay over the spinach mixture. Sprinkle with ½ tsp caraway seeds and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until the pastry is crisp and golden.
  5. 5. Serve with a juicy tomato and red onion salad.

Nutritional info

Per serving: 419kcals, 31.7g fat (11.9g saturated), 21.5g protein, 12.2g carbs, 4.8g sugar, 2.5g salt

Chef's tip

Filo pastry comes in large packs and you often only need a few sheets, so buy it fresh, wrap it in cling film and freeze in about 10- or 20-sheet sections, then defrost as needed. Don’t always go for baby spinach, as it can be expensive. Trim the tougher stems from larger spinach leaves, and roughly chop before blanching.

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