Greek Rocket, Leek & Feta Pie

 

Today’s recipe from Papa G, owner of award winning restaurants The Olive Tree in Leeds, is Greek Rocket, Leek and Feta Pie.

Before I get to this wonderful recipe, thank you to everyone who links up to #tastytuesdays with their brilliant recipes…a quick shout out must go to the following link-ups from last week which were utterly delightful!

First off, let’s start as we mean to go on with this beautiful kedgeree for breakfast-pure sunshine on a plate before a light lunch of chorizo, kale and red onion strata before topping it all off with a portion of dreamy chard dark chocolate torte-wow!

Greek Rocket, Leek & Feta Pie

leek, feta and rocket pieLight and delicious, quick and cheap too, it makes a perfect meal any time of the year! Yum!

Ingredients:

350g rocket, coarsely chopped
2 bunches spring onions, finely chopped
300g leeks, trimmed, washed and finely chopped
1 bunch fresh dill, finely chopped
1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
50g capers, drained
350g feta cheese, crumbled
4 organic or free-range eggs lightly beaten
150g butter, melted plus extra for greasing
1x400g pack of filo pastry
75ml milk
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

To serve:
Crispy green salad and strained Greek yoghurt.

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4.
Mix all the greens and herbs in a large bowl.
Add the capers and the crumbled feta, then fold in the eggs.
Season with freshly ground black pepper but not salt as the feta is most likely already salty.
Lightly grease a 23 cm round spring release cake tin and line with half of the filo, brushing each sheet with melted butter.

Spread in the green mixture evenly and fold the filo sheets over the mixture, allowing them to hang over the tin’s edge.
Top with another 3 buttered filo sheets.
Spread in the remaining green mixture.
Cover with the remaining pastry, brushing each sheet lightly with butter first. Trim the excess all round or tack them in the sides.
Spread the remaining butter and milk over the surface.

Use a sharp knife to cut the top 4 layers of filo only into square or lozenge pieces, approximately 5×10 cm.

Bake the pie for 50-60 minutes, until crisp and golden.

Eat hot ot cold with a crispy salad and plenty of strained yoghurt.

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48 Responses

  1. Sophie at Franglaise Cooking

    That is one delicious-looking dish! I have a bit of an obsession with feta, and I already do it in a pie with spinach, but I will definitely be trying this one in the future.
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  2. Susan @Healthy.Happy.Fit

    Hello! I just discovered your blog from someone who linked up to Tasty Tuesday and I added my own link to a recipe yesterday. I just wanted to say how wonderful your blog is! It’s so different to the usual blogs I’ve seen and a breath of fresh air! I got hooked! and am back for more today! Just wanted to let you know! p.s Your feta pie is making me drool!!
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  3. Hannah Parker

    Love Rocket, love feta, love pie and we keep getting more leek than I know what to do with in the veg box so this is a total winner! I’m a little scared of the idea of making a pie but I think with your ace guidance I might just be able to do it! Haha! And yes, totally lush photos! I really should take a leaf out of your book!

    Lots of love #tastytuesdays (on a thursday!)

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  4. Mama and More aka Zaz

    All linked up! I’ve just realized doing these recipe posts that it looks like we eat an awful lot of rice and an awful lot of curry!! I’ll have to bust out my polenta next time! Thanks for hosting honey, that feta & leek pie looks lush x
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    • honestmum

      @Mama and More aka Zaz nothing wrong with yummy curry and rice (you guys have such a varied, gorgeous array of meals anyway), thanks so much for linking up x

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  5. jenny paulin

    this looks amazing i could quite happliy tuck right in, thanks very much!! x
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  6. Sonia Constant

    This looks incredible. Hubby eats a lot of Feta and I dont tend too – but I would eat this. Looks really tasty. x
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    • honestmum

      @Sonia ooh you will love it and you can use it sparingly x
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  7. Michelle @ Bod for tea

    Yummmm! That pie sounds delicious! I used to have a recipe for filo pastry pie with spinach and feta but I lost it – could you replace the rocket with spinach do you think? Have linked up with an old post, hope that’s ok x
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    • honestmum

      @Michelle yes you can and I also have the spinach pie recipe here: http://honestmum.com/tasty-tuesdays-spanakopitta-spinach-pie/. Of course, archive posts welcome, thanks so much x
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  8. Lucy Parissi

    I grew up with this type of pie (my mum is a legend at making spanakopita) and this looks delicious. I haven’t used rocket in my pies before but will give it a go…
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    • honestmum

      @Lucy thanks, this is a variation of that-us Greeks love our feta pies!
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    • honestmum

      @Nutritious deliciousness thanks so much, your offerings are always gorgeous!
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    • honestmum

      @Zena thanks so much, it worked last week, sure it will this week-will go through them all this week! Thanks again for linking up x
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    • honestmum

      @Julie’s Family Kitchen thansk darling, it works so well! Feta and spinach and feta & rocket rule!
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  9. Capture by Lucy

    Do you know, I have never been a high feta fan but this is so tempting. Lovely styling too! xx
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    • honestmum

      @Capture by Lucy ooh you will love this, honestly and you can use the feta sparingly! x
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  10. Steph @MisplacedBrit.com

    Ooh that looks fantastic! I’d more than love Leek & Feta Pie for my lunch today 🙂
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    • honestmum

      @Steph if only you lived closer, you could have some of ours! x
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  11. Sharmin

    This looks utterly yummy yet again and I love that the pie contains feta, gives it a fresh taste. Also, rocket is my favourite. Am linking up again this week 😉 x
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    • honestmum

      @Sharmin thanks lovely on both, yes the feta with the rocket is really refreshing, perfect lunchtime food x
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  12. sarahhillwheeler

    Looks very tempting and makes me think summer is just around the corner (although I could also see the pie as comfort food, served with minted new potatotoes….but that’s probably just me!).
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    • honestmum

      @Sarahhillwheeler no you are totally right Sarah, perfect all year round x
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  13. Mel

    This looks yummy, as usual! Just linked. x Mel
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  14. honestmum

    Thanks darling @Ebabee, lovely to scoff it after the shoot x
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