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Spinach, Feta & Sun-Dried Tomato Phyllo Triangles

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Yields about 6 dozen phyllo triangles.

This tissue-thin phyllo dough is easy to work with and bakes up flaky and golden.

  • 2 10-oz. packages frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 cups crumbled feta cheese (about 12 oz.)
  • 3/4 cup roughly chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped sun-dried tomatoes (oil-packed and drained)
  • 1/2 cup pitted and roughly chopped Kalamata olives
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 Tbs. chopped garlic
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs. finely grated lemon zest
  • 3/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 1-lb. package phyllo dough (preferably a twin-pack), thawed according to package directions
  • 1/2 lb. (1 cup) melted unsalted butter, plus more as needed for baking

Position racks in the top and bottom thirds of the oven and heat the oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, feta, mint, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, eggs, garlic, lemon juice and zest, pepper, and salt. Mix well.

Unroll the phyllo and lay it flat on a clean, dry surface. Cover completely with plastic wrap. Working with one sheet of phyllo at a time, and keeping the rest covered with the plastic wrap to keep it from drying out, place a sheet vertically in front of you. Brush the phyllo with butter and cover with another sheet. Butter the top sheet and cut the phyllo lengthwise into equal 3-inch-wide strips. Spoon 2 tsp. of filling on the lower end of each strip as shown in the left photo below. Fold up the phyllo strips as you would a flag to create a neat triangle, being careful not to roll too tightly or the triangles will crack when baked. Transfer to a baking sheet and cover with plastic. Repeat with the rest of the phyllo and filling until you run out of filling.

Spinach, Feta & Sun-Dried Tomato Phyllo Triangles Recipe
Spinach, Feta & Sun-Dried Tomato Phyllo Triangles Recipe
Spinach, Feta & Sun-Dried Tomato Phyllo Triangles Recipe

Butter two sheet pans. Arrange the phyllo triangles on the prepared baking sheets in a single layer. Brush the tops of the triangles with melted butter and bake until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes, switching the positions of the pans halfway through baking.

Make Ahead Tips

Assembled, unbaked phyllo triangles can be frozen for up to a month. Freeze the triangles on the baking sheet. When frozen, transfer them to an airtight container, setting parchment or plastic wrap between layers if needed, and return to the freezer. Bake as directed above (do not thaw the triangles first); baking time will be 20 to 25 minutes.

nutrition information (per serving):
Size : per triangle; Calories (kcal): 60; Fat (g): 4.5; Fat Calories (kcal): 40; Saturated Fat (g): 2.5; Protein (g): 2; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 1.5; Carbohydrates (g): 4; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0; Sodium (mg): 115; Cholesterol (mg): 20; Fiber (g): 0;

Photo: Scott Phillips

I've made these for the past two years for my annual Christmas party and they are always a hit! I always make extra to freeze so if I have company at the last minute, I always have a great appetizer!

I've never worked with phyllo dough before and I found it very difficult separating the sheets without tearing them. However, the final product was delicious! Everyone loved them at my book club meeting. I will definitely make it again with a different phyllo brand. Maybe I'll have better luck with a different one.

Excellent filling. I made the triangles ahead of time and froze them after assembling. Yield was 45 total (not 6 dozen). I cut the phyllo in thirds lengthwise, this worked well for making appetizer size little packets of yumminess.

This receipe is exceptional. I've fixed it many times and its always a big hit. I especially like that its a make ahead item & you can freeze them. I however found that it makes enough for 2 boxes of phyllo/twin packages. I cheat a little and only divide the dough/cut it in half, then fill and after folding I trim about 1/4" off each side, it's much easier & quicker for me.

Excellent! I was wary because I normally and not a big fan of olives but this was spectacular, easy, although time-consuming. Would definitely make again!

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