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Spinach pie

Spinach and cheese pie, one of the best loved Greek dishes. The classic version includes spinach, feta, green onions, fresh dill, mint, parsley and eggs in pyllo, but there are a thousand variations on the filling (many cooks add lemon zest and nutmeg, many use a variety of greens instead of spinach or a different salty cheese, or add leeks as well as onions, or make their own choriatiko 'country-style' pastry).

During Lent, the nistisimo version omits the cheese and eggs.

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Gloria Cabada-Leman