Spanakopita cigars with whipped feta and yoghurt

Spanakopita cigars with whipped feta and yoghurt

30 mins Prep · 20 mins Cook

Make sure you work quickly with phyllo pastry, as it can dry out. Cover the sheets you're not using with a damp kitchen towel

Created by Spinneys
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Serves 6
Cuisine Greek
Diet Family Friendly
Preparation Easy

Cooking Instructions

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Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Line a large baking sheet with baking paper.


Finely chop the onion. Crush the garlic. Roughly chop the baby spinach.


Heat the olive oil in a pan over a medium heat. Add onion and garlic, then sauté until softened. Add spinach and cook until wilted. Remove from the heat and let it cool.


In a bowl, mix the cooled spinach mixture with crumbled feta, dried oregano, salt and pepper.


On a clean surface, lay out a sheet of phyllo pastry, cut into 6x10cm rectangles. Brush with the olive oil. Place another sheet on top and repeat. Spoon a portion of the spinach-feta filling along one edge and roll into a cigar shape. Repeat for the remaining cigars. Brush the cigars with olive oil and sprinkle with the black sesame seeds.


Place the cigars on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden and crisp.


To make the dip, place the feta, yoghurt and olive oil in a food processor. Zest over the lemon. Blend until smooth and creamy.


Arrange the spanakopita phyllo cigars on a platter and serve along with the dip.