Easy Spanakopita Bites

"Delicious muffin-like snacks -- eaten hot or cold -- or warmed up as a side dish. Fantastic for busy times and guests, as they can be made ahead, kept in the fridge, heated up and served with other goodies on a platter. Also nice served with a tomato salsa with a bite, or plain with grated Parmesan cheese. Recipe from a great Mediterrranean-type restaurant in the Winelands of the Cape, called Olivello -- but as usual I tweaked it a little."
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photo by Zurie
photo by Zurie photo by Zurie
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12 muffins




  • Put a pot of water on to boil, and when boiling, chuck in the spinach. Boil for about 3 - 4 minutes, until wilted and soft. Drain well in a colander, and cut up roughtly with a knife and fork.
  • Grease a muffin tin with oil or butter (I use a silicone muffin pan which is really great). Heat oven to 325 deg F/160 degC or 150 deg C for fan/convection ovens.
  • Put all the ingredients in a large bowl, and mix roughly with a wooden spoon. (I did not find that extra salt was necessary, but you may want to add a little).
  • Then mix well together with an electric beater.
  • Fill 12 muffin holes -- you can fill almost to the top, and they won't rise high and cause a mess.
  • Bake about 40 minutes, until firm and starting to colour just a little. Cool in the tin, then remove. Serve sprinkled with parmesan cheese.
  • (Can easily be a nice side dish if served warm).

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I'm a widow, retired, and I love cooking. I live on the coast in South Africa and I love seafood. You're welcome to my recipes (all kinds, definitely not just seafood!) Just remember that no recipe is ever cast in stone -- adjust to your taste! The photo was taken at a rustic seaside restaurant on our West Coast, approx 1 year ago (2016).
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