Spinach Feta Turnovers
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Spinach, Feta and Dill Filo Pastry Turnovers Recipe from Blazing Salads

This filo pastry turnovers recipe is ideal for a lunch or for taking on a picnic. They are lovely to eat. As you are eating them the flavor changes from the subtle spinach to the salty creamy feta, then to a hint of dill.

Makes 12 turnovers


1 small red onion diced
Rapeseed oil or extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1.5 kg fresh spinach leaves, washed, stems removed and finely chopped
Sea salt
1 level tablespoon chopped fresh dill
250 grms (9oz) feta cheese
12 sheets filo pastry (leave in the warmth of the kitchen 2-3 hours before using)
Sesame seeds


1. Saute the onion in some oil.
2. Add the garlic and the shredded spinach, a pinch of sea salt and sweat down until the spinach is cooked.
3. Remove from the heat. Place in a colander to drain. Allow to cool.
4. When drained well, place the spinach in a bowl. Add the fresh dill. Roughly crumble in the Feta cheese. Mix well. Season. Divide into 12 portions.
5. Preheat the oven to Gas 5, 190*C, 375*F. Unwrap the pastry sheets.
6. Take 1 sheet, spread out flat, the longest side widthwise. Lightly brush with oil. Lay another sheet on top and lightly brush with oil. Do the same again with a third sheet.
7. Cut the oiled filo pastry with a knife into 3 strips lengthwise.
8. Place 1 portion of filling at the bottom left-hand corner of one of the strips. Fold over into a triangle and continue to fold until all the pastry strip has been used. Place on an oiled baking sheet.
9. Roll up the other 2 strips in the same way. Repeat the process with the rest of the filo and filling. You will have 12 turnovers.
10. Brush with a little oil and sprinkle well with sesame seeds. Bake in the centre of a preheated oven for 40 minutes or until the turnovers turn golden brown.

The turnovers can be made in advance refrigerated until needed and baked before serving.


Lorraine and Pamela of Blazing SaladsBlazing Salads Food Co. on Drury Street, Dublin 2 was opened in 2000 by Lorraine and Pamela Fitzmaurice and their brother Joe to bring quality take out vegetarian/vegan wholefood to the city centre. The origins of their knowledge of wholefoods comes from an upbringing of macrobiotics.

Blazing Salads 42 Drury Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. www.blazingsalads.com

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