Now that is a fun word to say: spanakopitakia, spanakopitakia, SPANAOPITAKIA!!!These are wonderful little treats to have around the house or to make for a party, just grab and go! They are just a little more work than making a big spanakopita, but the extra step of folding each one individually makes for a nice change (and sometimes of a less mess when eating too).You will follow the same recipe as Spanakopita but instead of layering in a dish, you will roll into individual triangles. Easy Peasy.
1-2 T. fresh dill, or use less if dried dill
The end result is something divine, especially when you can eat it warm and fresh from the oven. I always prefer my spinach pitas with feta; some people even add a little ricotta or cottage cheese for a creamier taste. A lot of times though, spinach pies are and can be made without feta, it is all up to the mouths that will be enjoying them!
Living in Greece, I can always find a shop open and serving either spinach or cheese pies, but it is truly better when made at home. You know exactly what and how much of something is going into what you are eating (and then into your body) and the flavors develop a kind of sentimentality leading you to create special memories with the ones you love!
You will also be happy to know that these little guys freeze wonderfully. It is worth making a large batch and freezing some for a rainy day or one of those NON-cooking days that we always have at one point or another. If freezing, cook as normal (being careful not to burn) and then put in air tight container or freezer bag and pop in oven to reheat just before serving!
Enjoy ALL of the benefits of spinach today, tomorrow, and the next…
> Loaded with a rich source of vitamins A and C, also great for added calcium, fiber, magnesium, and folic acid!
> Contains choline and inositol, the substances that help prevent the thickening and hardening of your arteries!
> Also helps stabilize blood sugar levels and the vitamin K helps keep your blood overall healthy!
> Spinach is packed full of flavonoids and carotenoids that function as powerful antioxidants and anti-cancer agents!
Eat spinach raw, sauteed, pureed, or however you prefer . . . but just eat it often!!!!