We love Spanakopita! Spinach, cheese, and a crispy dough!
Spanakopita love! A lighter version of the traditional Greek pie!
An authentic, really rich pie stuffed with spinach, onions, cheeses and herbs that are all enfolded by crispy, flaky phyllo dough.
- 1 (10-ounce) package fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
- 1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/4 cup 1% low-fat cottage cheese
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups chopped green onions
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried dill
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
- Remaining ingredients:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg white
- 5 sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- To prepare filling, place spinach in a large skillet or Dutch oven. Place over medium heat; cook until spinach wilts. Place the spinach mixture in a colander, pressing until barely moist. Combine the spinach and cheeses in a bowl; set aside.
- Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the green onions; sauté for 2 minutes or until soft. Stir the green onions and the next 5 ingredients (green onions through 2 egg whites) into spinach mixture.
- Combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1 egg white in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Working with 1 phyllo sheet at a time, cut each sheet lengthwise into 4 (3 1/2-inch-wide) strips; lightly brush phyllo sheet with egg mixture (cover the remaining phyllo dough to keep it from drying). Spoon about 1 tablespoon spinach mixture onto one end of each strip. Fold one corner of the opposite end over mixture, forming a triangle; keep folding back and forth into a triangle to the end of strip.
- Place triangles, seam sides down, on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until golden.
Enjoy with no guilt!