Meat Free Monday – It’s all Greek to me.. Feta and spinach Filo Pie with Greek Salad

It’s coming to the tail end of February and Spring is on its way – I’m dreaming of longer days and sunny weather. So to continue from yesterday’s  Greek Theme…

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I fancy a Greek Salad, so I’m making Feta and Spinach Filo pies with a lovely fresh salad – just wish we were eating it on some sunny shore 😉

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I am starting by cooking down a bag of spinach leaves with a knob of melted butter and a good grating of nutmeg – when it’s wilted, drain and leave to cool – it can them be finely chopped.

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In a separate bowl add 2 whole beaten eggs,

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the chopped spinach,

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a crumbled pack of feta cheese and a pinch of black pepper – the cheese is quiet salty, so no extra with be needed – mix till fully blended.

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To make the pies, I take 2 sheets of Filo pastry and ‘paint’ the sheets with melted butter – put into a small buttered pie tin.

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Add some of the cheese and spinach mix and close the pastry sheets over the top and paint with more melted butter.

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Pop into a preheated (200) oven for 15-20 minutes

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till golden and bubbling.

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To make the salad, half a cucumber lengthwise and deseed, chop into thick half moons,

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half some vine tomatoes (these are from Aldi and taste amazing), peel and finely slice a red onion.

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Mix these together and add a handful of black olives and dress with Olive oil, lemon juice and dried Oregano – top with chunks of Feta cheese and sprinkle with more Oregano and a drizzle of olive oil.

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I have also added a non authentic ingredient – giant Cous Cous, this is simply to bulk out the salad for Hubby, he works a very physical job and needs the added carbs.

Just the meal you want when it’s tipping down outside – bring on Summer 🤣

 

 

 

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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