A rolled spanakopitawith a crunchy phyllo pastry shell and a tasty filling of feta cheese and chard sautéed with spices and aromatic herbs.
A pan-baked and rolled variant of the Greek spanakopita, the famous savory pie often also cooked in a rectangular shape or in small single-portioned triangles.
Spanakopita takes its name from the Greek words “spanaki” (spinach) and “pita” (pie). With a base of phyllo dough and a filling of spinach, aromatic herbs and cheese, Spanakopita represents a timeless example of Greek cuisine and Mediterranean, which has spanned the centuries.
As with Turkish borek, spanakopita can also have different fillings. This time, while maintaining the traditional cheese feta*, with its strong and pungent character, I wanted to replace the classic spinach with chard.
If, however, you are interested in the single-portion version of this recipe, to transform this single vegetarian dish into a tasty appetizer, take a look at my phyllo dough triangles with ricotta and spinach.