Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hortopita - Spanikopita's delicious cousin


Many people have heard of Spanikopita or spinach pie, which is a Greek dish mainly made with phyllo dough, spinach, and feta cheese. Fewer have heard of the much more common hortopita or greens pie. The Greek word "horta" literally translates as "grass" but means any number of edible wild greens such as kale, chard, dandelion greens, etc.

Having gotten a splendid brick of feta on a recent grocery trip, I was excited to try. I headed out to the lawn and picked a couple cups of dandelion greens to add to chopped chard and leeks and a layer of butter puff pastry.

The end was a scrumptious and nutritious mealtime treat. My dear husband gave it a twenty out of ten.


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