Monday, April 7, 2014

Recipe: Delicious Spinach Pie for Easter

A Page from the Kontos Cookbook:
Delicious Spinach Pie for Easter

Every family has its own favorite Easter dishes, such as roasted lamb or a spiral ham. What makes many Easter dinners truly special, however, are the side dishes.

This year, why not offer your guests delicious, flaky Spanakopita – delicious spinach pie? Spanakopita is made with Fillo Dough, filled with spinach, leeks, dill, parsley, and crumbled Feta cheese.

Spanakopita makes an attractive side dish for any meal; it can also serve as a main entrée for your vegetarian guests. Chef Demetrios Haralambatos, the executive chef at Kontos Foods, a Paterson, N.J. provider of traditional Mediterranean foods, recommends this recipe:


2 pounds spinach, steamed, squeezed, chopped, and drained (or frozen spinach; fully thawed)
1 cup Feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup dill, chopped
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
One leek, chopped or 1/4 cup green onion (scallion) chopped
3 eggs, lightly beaten
salt and pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup olive oil for brushing pastry
12 sheets Fillo dough (#5)


  1. Mix together the spinach, Feta, dill, parsley, leeks, eggs, salt and pepper.
  2. Brush the bottom of an 8x8 inch baking pan with olive oil.
  3. Place a sheet of Fillo dough in the pan, brush lightly with olive oil. Use kitchen scissors to trim the Fillo to fit. Repeat until you have 6 layers, lightly brushing each layer with Olive Oil.
  4. Place the spinach and greens mixture on top of the 6 layers of Fillo dough, in an even layer. Flatten with a spatula.
  5. To create a “top” for your spinach pie, layer another six pieces of Fillo dough on top of the spinach mixture, brushing each layer with olive oil as you go.
  6. Bake for 30-50 minutes at 350⁰ F, until golden brown.

To learn more about Kontos Fillo dough (also known as Phyllo or Filo dough), visit www.kontos.com. You can also find Kontos Foods on Twitter @KontosFoods or on Facebook at www.facebook/KontosFoods.

Disclosure:  I did not receive any products nor received compensation for this promotion. I was provided info and photos to share. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers.

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