Greek Spinach & Leek Pie in Filo Pastry


Preparation info
  • Makes


    10-by-12 inch baking sheet of pastry
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 15

Appears in
Silk Road Cooking: A Vegetarian Journey

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2000

  • About


  • 4 tablespoons butter (melted), vegetable oil or ghee
  • 8 shallots, peeled and chopped
  • 2


  1. Unwrap the filo sheets and stack them on a dish cloth. Cover the stack with another cloth and place a moist cloth over the top of the stack. This will prevent the filo from drying out while you are working with it.
  2. To make the filling, heat 2 tablespoons of butter i

The mixture of fava beans, garlic, and dill is ubiquitous throughout the countries of the Silk Road region. This Sicilian crostata (a simple crust, filled with fruit or savory), for example, is made with shortcrust, whereas in the Caspian region, the base for the same filling is lavash bread.