Southwestern Spanakopita (Spinach Pie Recipe)


A Spanakopita recipe or spinach pie is a Greek savory pastry, often filled with cheeses and spinach. This one is full of tasty Southwestern influences. It’s a perfect Shavuot recipe, and a great addition to your kosher side dishes collection.

2 tablespoons finely chopped red pepper
1 scallion, minced
1 teaspoon oil
1/2 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained well
¾ cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
½ cup corn
½ cup cooked black beans (canned is fine)
½ jalapeno, minced
12 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon chili powder
8 sheets phyllo dough
½ cup butter, melted

1/3 cup avocado
¼ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup sour cream
1-1/2 teaspoons vinegar

In a small skillet, sauté pepper and scallion until soft. Transfer to small bowl and stir in spinach. Combine with the cheese, corn, beans, jalapeno, cumin and chili powder. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brush a thin layer of butter across bottom of a 9×13-inch pan. Place two sheets of phyllo on top and brush with butter. Please two more sheets on top and brush again. Spread filling across dough. Top with two sheets phyllo and spread with butter. Finish with last two sheets of phyllo and spread with butter again. Cut horizontally and then on the diagonal. Bake for ½ hour to 45 minutes until golden. Mash together sauce ingredients and serve with the spanakopita recipe.

Still hungry? Try another one of our kosher side dishes for Shavuot.

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