How can you substitute traditional dairy and animal products in Greek Kreatopita to make it vegan-friendly?
Kreatopita no more: Vegan Greek Spinach and Feta Pie Recipe
If you’re a fan of Greek cuisine, you’ve most likely heard of kreatopita – a traditional pie made with minced meat and phyllo dough. But fear not, vegans! We’ve created a plant-based version of this popular dish by substituting the meat with spinach and feta cheese with a vegan alternative. This vegan Greek spinach and feta pie recipe is just as delicious as the original, and it’s cruelty-free too!
- 1 pound frozen spinach, thawed and drained
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup vegan feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup vegan butter, melted
- 10 sheets phyllo dough
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
- In a large bowl, mix together the spinach, onion, garlic, vegan feta cheese, dill, parsley, salt, and pepper.
- Brush a 9-inch (23-cm) pie dish with melted vegan butter.
- Lay one sheet of phyllo dough on the bottom of the pie dish and brush it with vegan butter. Repeat this process with five more sheets of phyllo, brushing each sheet with vegan butter.
- Spoon the spinach mixture on top of the phyllo crust.
- Layer the remaining 4 sheets of phyllo on top of the spinach mixture, again brushing each sheet with vegan butter.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the phyllo is golden brown.
- Let the pie cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
There you have it – a delicious vegan version of the traditional Greek kreatopita! This spinach and feta pie is perfect for a cozy dinner at home or for entertaining guests. Serve it with a side salad and some crusty bread for a complete meal. Bon appétit!