Saturday, March 26, 2011

Recipe: Spanakopita Triangles

A few days ago Chinoiseries blogged about Spanakopita Triangles and posted a small how-to. That was enough for me to try my hands on these today and I have to say that I enjoyed these very much :) We had a guest as well today who helped me in the kitchen by preparing a side salad. I never cooked with cottage cheese before and I used radishes in the salad, which was a first for me as well :)

This was the 2nd batch of triangles before they went in the oven. I will share the recipe how I made them but all credits go to Chinoiseries :)

Spanakopita Triangles (makes 10)
- 450gr spinach
- 10 sheets of puff pastry
- 1 glove of garlic
- 1 spring onion
- 100gr feta cheese
- 150gr cottage cheese
- some dill
- 1 egg
- sesame seeds

Defrost the puff pastry. Heat up the spinach. Chop garlic and spring onion into really small pieces. Drain the spinach really well and add the garlic, onion, dill, feta and cottage cheese and mix really well. Fill the sheets of puff pastry (about 1tbsp each) and close them well. I use a fork to press the edges together. Beat the egg in a small bowl and gently stroke the pastry with some egg. Sprinkle roasted sesame seeds on top. Bake them in the oven on 180 degrees for about 20 minutes till golden.

I served them with a side salad from organic butter lettuce, radishes, tomatoes and feta with a garlic dressing.
Don't forget to check out the other weekend cooking recipes and also whip up something new :)


  1. Very nice! Well done for figuring out the exact recipe.

  2. They look tasty and I bet the fresh spinach worked better too :) I'm glad that you enjoyed them!

  3. spinach...garlic...feta...ok, I am TOTALLY sold.

  4. These look delicious. I am a huge fan of this dish.

  5. I love all those Greep pastries, especially these with spinach and tiropitakia. But I would be way too lazy to do them myself, but rather buy them at a Greek shop. Yours look delicious.

  6. Yum! I love spanikopita, but have never made it. And I haven't ever seen sesame seeds on top, but that sounds good, too.

  7. Those are gorgeous! I love the black sesame seeds on there.

  8. My husband and daughter are huge spanakopita fans, and I'll show them this recipe. I should post the one they use sometime.

  9. Just wanted to say thanks for the comment! I'm glad my review was helpful; I hope you enjoy the book =)