My superb spanakopita is the perfect pie. Why? Well, this Greek classic pita is healthy, tasty and combines flavours and textures that make your mouth come alive. In fact, it just makes you feel better.
I’ve loved this pie for so long, I started making it with silverbeet, well before I could find proper spinach in the stores. Now I grow (or try to grow) my own spinach so I know it’s chemical free and as fresh as it can be when I use it.
Discover why superb Spanakopita is the perfect pie
Some who know me say this is my signature dish. It’s certainly a favourite. It’s the food my daughter requests when I’m in Hobart and has done for every birthday most of her life. One thing I know is that it’s ALWAYS delicious!
Spanakopita is so simple to make and extremely good for you, especially as it is so high in iron from all that wonderful deep green spinach.
Traditionally I serve mine with my delicious tabbouleh and golden baked potatoes, which makes it a complete, delicious vegetarian meal. Why not cook up some chick peas and make a delicious salad with them as a side dish instead?
A trip back to the ’80s
I was first introduced to this fabulous food in my late teens and took it on as my own. I was living in a share house with five other people, so this was a perfect and a wonderfully inexpensive pseudo-hippy share house meal that served lots of people – because there were always extras for dinner in our house.
In early 1980s Hobart, real spinach was unheard of, so I made this pie with silver beet, which was a passable alternative. I’ve never looked back since being able to source – and grow – real spinach. Nothing compares.
Since those early days in the kitchen I have researched, remodelled, refined and rejoiced in the simple goodness of this pie. It is the perfect recipe for your vegetarian and meat eater friends alike. In fact, I’ve never met a person who didn’t love it. You know, it’s true what they say – superb spanakopita is the perfect pie.
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