Spinach Fatayer

By on June 9, 2013

Spinach Fatayer

middle eastern appetizers
These triangular spinach pies are perfect finger food appetizers. Spinach fatayer has several names depending on the country such as fatayer bil-sabanegh.
Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


For the Dough:
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
For the Spinach Filling:
1/2 pound fresh spinach, finely chopped
1 small onion, chopped
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1/8 teaspoon ground sumac

  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt. Add oil and begin to knead dough. Once oil is absorbed, add warm water. Knead into an elastic dough.
  2. Shape dough into 2 inch diameter balls. Cover and set aside.
  3. Preheat over to 425 degrees.
  4. Wash spinach and soak in salted water while you chop vegetables. Rinse spinach and dry thoroughly with paper towel.
  5. Combine and toss filling ingredients.
  6. Place 2 teaspoons of filling in the center of each ball of dough. Cover filling with dough and form into triangular shape.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes on greased baking sheet, until golden brown.
  8. Allow to cool 5 minutes and serve immediately.







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