Variations of this popular pie can include the use of puff pastry instead of filo – phyllo or dough. In addition, this pie can be made with feta cheese only, known as cheese pie – Tiropita or for those who prefer no dairy product eliminating cheese and egg altogether rather mixing in Bulgar wheat with your spinach mix.
Bulgur wheat is a whole wheat grain that has been cracked and partially pre-cooked. As a whole grain, it is a naturally high-fibre, low-fat, low-calorie vegetarian and vegan food ingredient.
Traditionally, the filo – phyllo mixture consists of spinach, onion, spring onion, mint and dill. Crumbled feta cheese is also added which adds the salty texture component.
This pie stands as a side or main and normally served with tzatziki dip and a refreshing cold beverage such as ouzo or a crisp white wine.
Did you know that spinach is a confirmed super food, good for bones, eyes and blood pressure?