What are the traditional ingredients included in the authentic Spanakopita recipe for a decadent Greek breakfast?
Embrace the culinary delights of Greece right from your home with our recipe for an authentic Greek breakfast featuring Spanakopita, a traditional savory spinach and feta pie, wrapped in golden, crispy filo pastry. Follow this easy and detailed guide and start your day with a decadent, mouthwatering breakfast that can transport you straight to the sun-filled landscapes of Greece.
- 300g of spinach leaves, roughly chopped
- 200g of feta cheese, crumbled
- 100g of ricotta cheese
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 small bunch of dill, finely chopped
- 1 small bunch of flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
- 1 spring onion, finely chopped
- 1 roll of ready-made filo pastry
- 100g of unsalted butter, melted
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C fan) or 350°F.
- In a large bowl, combine the spinach, crumbled feta, ricotta, eggs, dill, parsley, and spring onion. Season with salt and pepper.
- Brush a rectangular baking tray (about 20x30cm) with some of the melted butter, then lay a sheet of filo pastry in it, pressing into the corners. Brush this with more butter and repeat with three more sheets of filo.
- Fill the tray with the spinach mixture, spreading evenly, then layer the remaining filo on top, brushing each with butter as before.
- Slice into square portions and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown. Let it cool slightly, then serve warm.
This authentic Spanakopita is not just perfect for breakfast; it is also a sensational light lunch or an appetizer for an evening of Greek cuisine. The robust flavor of feta cheese combines deliciously with vibrant spinach, with the added herbaceous notes of dill and parsley, all contained within a light, crispy filo pastry casing.
Preparing this decadent Greek breakfast is an excellent way to introduce new flavors into your morning routine and experience a piece of the ever-enchanting Greek culture. This Spanakopita recipe guarantees a breakfast that is both wholesome and delightfully indulgent, – it’s a culinary luxury you should definitely afford. For more exquisite, easy-to-follow recipes, keep visiting our space. Enjoy your Greek escapade straight from your dining table. Kali Orexi!