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Greek spinach and feta empanadas with tzatziki

Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Tapas, Appetizer
Cuisine Vegeterian, Mediderranean, Greek, Spanish
Servings 4 persons

Ingredients
  

empanadas

  • 16 sheets dough round, +/- 12 cm
  • 150 gr spinach fresh
  • 200 gr feta
  • 1/2 onion
  • 3 eggs 1 to spread over de empanada
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 spoons oliveoil
  • 1 handfull mix of fresh herbs dill, tarragon, mint, oregano
  • black pepper

tzatziki dip

  • 250 gr greek yogurt
  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 spoon oliveoil
  • black pepper

Instructions
 

the filling

  • Finely chop the fresh spinach. Shred the onion. Press the clove look. Finely chop the fresh herbs.
  • Take a large mixing bowl. Mix the spinach, the onion, garlic and herbs. Add the oil and mix together with two eggs. Crumble the feta and season with black pepper. Mix everything well. (I do this with my hands)
  • Open a sheet of dough and in the middle place a tablespoon of the spinach mixture. Fold the round dough and with the handle of a knife or fork, close the edges. Repeat with the remaining dough sheets. Place them next to each other on a baking tray with baking paper. Break the third egg and mix the egg yolk with one tablespoon of water. With a brush you spread the egg on the top of the empanada. (this creates a nice shiny color)
  • Preheat the oven to 180º. Place the baking tray in the middle and bake for 25 minutes. Preferably serve warm or lukewarm.

de tzatziki dressing

  • Grate the cucumber. Squeeze out the moisture and place in a mixing bowl. Add the yogurt and 1/2 squeezed clove of garlic. Mix everything together well. Finish with the olive oil, some black pepper and a little grated cucumber. Serving cold.

Notes

On Sundays we love to eat small “appetizers” with the family. This is one of the dishes that come on the table. The children also love it. You can adjust the filling to your own taste and also vary it endlessly. In Spain, the tuna and tomato empanada is a classic, but here I opted for a Greek touch.
Keyword veggie, easy cooking, Greek food
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