Feta and mint sambousek

Feta and mint sambousek

20 mins Prep · 10 mins Cook

Plan ahead for Diwali with these easy feta and mint sambousek pastries that can be shaped and frozen ahead of time

Created by Spinneys
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Serves 4
Cuisine Arabic
Diet Family Friendly
Preparation Moderate
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories 1515
Fat 51.4g
Saturates 23g
Protein 38.8g
Carbs 48.9g
Sugars 12.7g
Given the cook-at-home nature of Spinneys and natural variations in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details


Cooking Instructions

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To make the dough, combine the cake flour, salt and fine grain white sugar in a bowl. Rub the softened, salted butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.


Make a well in the centre and stir in the water.


Work the mix until a soft dough forms, then knead for about 5 minutes or until smooth


Divide into 15g (walnut-sized) balls, place on a tray and cover. Set aside.


To make the filling, combine all of the ingredients including the garlic clove in a bowl and season well with salt and pepper.


To assemble, take a ball of dough and flatten it into a disc, either by hand or using a rolling pin. Holding the disc, place a teaspoonful of the spinach filling in the centre.


Fold over one side and press the edges together to make a semi-circle, folding and twisting the edges over to give the pastry a finished look.


At this point, you can choose to freeze the sambousek for up to a month.


To cook, preheat a deep-fryer with oil to 180°C. Fry 4-5 of the sambousek at a time for about 5 minutes, flipping over halfway.


Place the fried sambousek on paper towels to drain, then serve immediately.