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Spanakopita Triangles Recipe

Looking for an easy Spanakopita Triangles recipe? Learn how to make Spanakopita Triangles using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by deeexavier

Makes 30 servings



http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/06/spanakopita-triangles-then-some/

Recipe Ingredients for Spanakopita Triangles

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pound fresh spinach
3/4 pound feta, crumbled
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Recipe Directions for Spanakopita Triangles

  1. Melt one tablespoon butter in a large heavy skillet over moderate heat, add onions and garlic and saute for a minute, then cook spinach, stirring, until wilted and tender, an additional 4 to 8 minutes (less for baby spinach, more for grown-up spinach). Remove from heat and cool, about 10 minutes. Press mixture in mesh colander (or wring in cheesecloth) to remove as much liquid as possible (I find this more necessary with baby spinach than the heartier stuff, which left almost no excess liquid), then coarsely chop. Transfer to a bowl and stir in feta and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Let filling cool and follow instructions for phyllo triangles

  2. Preheat oven to 375F. Melt butter in a small saucepan, then cool. Cover phyllo stack with 2 overlapping sheets of plastic wrap and then a dampened kitchen towel. [I won't lie, as I got more confident with the phyllo I sorta skipped this part, opting instead to work quickly. Proceed at your own risk, however!]

  3. Take one phyllo sheet from stack and arrange on a work surface with a long side nearest you (keeping remaining sheets covered) and brush with some butter. Top with another phyllo sheet and brush with more butter. Cut buttered phyllo stack crosswise into 6 (roughly 12- by 2 3/4-inch) strips.

  4. Put a heaping teaspoon of filling near one corner of a strip on end nearest you, then fold corner of phyllo over to enclose filling and form a triangle. Continue folding strip (like a flag), maintaining triangle shape. Put triangle, seam side down, on a large baking sheet and brush top with butter. Make more triangles in same manner, using all of phyllo.

  5. Bake triangles in middle of oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool slightly.

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Appetizers

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 29.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
38
Calories from Fat
26
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.9g
4%
Saturated Fat
1.9g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Sodium
141mg
6%
Potassium
97mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
1.2g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0.4g
2%
Sugars
0.6g
Protein
2.1g
Vitamin A 30% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 7% Iron 3%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in riboflavin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in saturated fat
  • High in sodium
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