Middle Eastern spanakopita is a delicious dish that combines the flavors of traditional Greek spanakopita with Middle Eastern spices and ingredients. Spanakopita is a Greek dish made with phyllo pastry and a filling of spinach and feta cheese.
To make Middle Eastern spanakopita, you can start by preparing the spinach and feta filling. Heat some olive oil in a pan and sauté chopped onions and garlic until fragrant. Add chopped spinach to the pan and cook until wilted. Allow the mixture to cool, then mix in crumbled feta cheese, chopped fresh parsley, and a pinch of ground cumin.
Next, prepare the phyllo pastry by brushing melted butter between each layer. Cut the phyllo into squares, and place a spoonful of the spinach and feta mixture in the center of each square. Fold the phyllo over the filling to create triangles, and brush the tops with more melted butter.
Bake the spanakopita triangles in a preheated oven until golden brown and crispy. Serve warm with a dollop of Greek yogurt or tzatziki sauce for a delicious Middle Eastern twist on this classic Greek dish.