When we lived in Turkey my daily routine involved shopping fresh fruit and veg at the local market and buying these tasty little pastry rolls known as a ‘Turkish Borek’. They were heaven and I often wish I could have them. So when Faith and I were brainstorming some recipe ideas I had to ask her to try a version of it … and wow its a twist on the original that is beyond tasty!

Try something N.E.W – Who knows you may LOVE it!

  SPINACH & FETA ROLLS

DIFFICULTY: EASY                   PREP TIME: 15 MIN                  TOTAL TIME: 40 MIN

INGREDIENTS:

  • 360 g thawed phyllo pastry – or pastry sheets
  • 100 g feta cheese
  • 3 heaped tbsp cream cheese
  • 15 ml olive oil
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic or ground garlic
  • 150 g chopped spinach
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbs Sesame seeds
  • Pro Tip – Add a spice you like dried chilli flakes

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  2. In a pan, heat the oil in a pan and sauté the garlic for 1 minute.
  3. Add the spinach to the pan, season with salt and stir fry for 5 minutes.
  4. Shred the feta cheese and pour into a bowl.
  5. Pour the spinach into the bowl.
  6. Add the cream cheese into the bowl.
  7. Mix the cream cheese, spinach and feta until well combined.
  8. On a board, cut the thawed pastry into triangular shapes.
  9. Brush the edges with olive oil.
  10. Place 1 tbsp filling near the wide end of the triangle.
  11. Fold the long sides of the dough slightly over the filling.
  12. Fold in the sides to seal and roll up tight. Repeat the process with the rest of the dough and filling.
  13. Line your baking tray with a baking sheet.
  14. Place your spinach rolls in the tray.
  15. Brush your spinach rolls with oil and sprinkle some sesame seeds.
  16. Bake your rolls for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. (Optionally, you can fry them in a deep fryer). Enjoy!