Friday, August 19, 2011

Jamie Oliver's Spinach and Feta Filo Pie



No French Fridays with Dorie for me again this week - I have been very busy and just did not get a chance to make this week's Eggplant Caviar (a dip similar to baba ghanoush).  If you'd like to see it, do visit the LYL section of the FFwD website.

Instead, I am posting an easy Spinach and Feta Filo Pie by Jamie Oliver from his smash hit cookbook, 30 Minute Meals.  The recipe can be found online here.  Jamie uses olive oil between the layers of filo instead of butter, which in my view makes it healthier.  As well as spinach and feta, this pie contains toasted pinenuts for additional texture and flavour - don't skip them, as they really make the pie.

No special pastry skills are needed to make this - everything is just placed onto baking paper in a pie pan and the filo is folded over to cover the filling:


It is a fantastic light meal when served with some fresh cooked veges - in my case, cauliflower and beans.

Have a great weekend! 

16 comments:

Gloria said...

Cakelaw this look delicious I love phylo dough!! have a nice week end, gloria

Dressed and Eaten said...

Big fan of this book. Just cooked the vegetarian lasagne from it last night. This looks great. Keen to try it!

Cher said...

This certainly has more visual appeal than the eggplant caviar :-)

jillbert said...

Looks great! I've got the UK version of this book (a bit of a challenge to follow in the US), and I've been wanting to make this pie. I've made the Rogan Josh Curry and the Chicken Skewers with Sate and both were fantastic!

LisaMary said...

Yum, looks delish Cakelaw. Must try it - especially like the pinenuts.

Johanna GGG said...

It is so long since I cooked with filo that it is shameful - I quite like a version of this pie with cashews but would love to try it with pinenuts

Cath said...

This looks great- the pinenuts sound like a great addition - we've always got silverbeet growing so this might be a good option!
Thanks :)

yummychunklet said...

We'll miss you this week at ffwD! But, this filo pie looks tasty. I like the idea of using olive oil instead of butter between the sheets.

Amanda said...

A great dish which I can always get the picky teens to eat, but I prefer using puff - phyllo is a bit of a pain to work with.

Lauren Hairston said...

I love a spinach and cheese pastry. Every year, our college town hosted a Medieval Fair and I would make my husband take me just so I could buy a spinach strudel from one of the food vendors!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

It does look very easy plus it sounds like it could last as a dinner for a few days with vegetables or salad!

Lizzy said...

Oh, YUM! I love that this uses olive oil instead of butter...just a tad bit healthier. And prettier than eggplant :)

Elaine said...

I really like the flakiness from the phyllo. I'll have to try his recipe with the olive oil. It sounds so good and your meal does look nice and healthy!

Foodiva said...

I think I'd want to trade in my eggplant caviar for this spinach and feta filo pie any day! It looks yummy!

Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane said...

Thanks for your comment! This dish looks lovely - I've always wanted to try some of Jaime's recipes, but that eggplant caviar sounds even yummier! :)

The Caked Crusader said...

I'm really into filo right now - I love the way it crisps and is lighter than other pastries. Spinach and feta is always a winner - a classic combination