Spinach-Feta Rolls Recipe

Step 1

To make filling: Put spinach with water still clinging to the leaves in a large pot. Cover and cook over medium heat until the spinach is wilted, about 5 minutes. Drain and refresh with cold water. Squeeze the spinach quite dry and chop. In nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add scallions and saute until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a medium-sized bowl and stir in spinach, feta, Parmesan, dill and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Beat egg whites lightly with a fork and stir into the spinach mixture.

Step 2

To form phyllo rolls: Set oven rack on the upper level; preheat to 350 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet lightly with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper. In a small bowl, whisk together egg white, oil and salt. Lay one sheet of phyllo on a work surface with a short side toward you. Brush lower half of the sheet with the egg-white mixture. Repeat this step with a second sheet of phyllo and set on top of the first. Spoon one-quarter of the spinach filling along one long edge. Tuck in the side edges and roll up, jelly-roll fashion. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining phyllo, egg-white mixture and filling, making 4 rolls in all. Brush tops of the rolls lightly with the egg-mixture and sprinkle with seeds, if desired. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. With a serrated knife, cut each roll diagonally into 9 pieces and serve hot.

Step 3

The rolls may be prepared, baked and sliced up to 2 days in advance. Reheat in a 350 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until heated through. Makes 36 appetizers.

39 calories per piece: 2 g protein, 2 g fat, 5 g carbohydrate; 77 mg sodium; 1 mg cholesterol.

"Inspired by the Greek appetizer spanakopitakia, these rolls are easy to make for a crowd."

Things You'll Need

--------SPINACH-FETA FILLING------------
  • 1 1/4lb Spinach; fresh, stemmed and
  • --washed
  • 1tb Olive oil
  • 3bn Scallions, trimmed and
  • --chopped (1-1/2 c)
  • 1/4c Feta cheese; crumbled
  • 2tb Parmesan cheese, freshly
  • --grated
  • 2tb Dill; fresh, chopped
  • 1tb Lemon juice
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 2lg Egg whites
-----------PHYLLO PASTRY----------------
  • 8 Phyllo dough sheets (14x18")
  • 1lg Egg white
  • 2tb Olive oil
  • 1/4ts Salt
  • 1ts Poppy or sesame seeds, or a
  • --combination

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