Spinach and Cheese tartlet Nests

 (In Greek) 
Today I have a very simple and fun appetizer for your Easter table.
I want to wish you happy Easter and enjoy spring and nature this weekend.
If you’ve never worked with shredded phyllo dough before, believe me it’s so easy, I mean it’s just shredded phyllo and it’s really convenient.
The rule that you have to follow is just to cover the Kataifi (shredded phyllo dough) with a wet towel so it wont dry out.
So enjoy and happy Easter everyone!

Ingredients (6 tartlets)
250 gr kataifi (shredded phyllo dough)  thawed 
1 teaspoon oregano 
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 leek, white and tender green part, chopped and rinsed
4 spring onions, finely chopped
300 g spinach, washed and chopped
1/2 cup chopped dill
2 eggs 
300 g crumbled feta cheese
6 cherry tomatoes cut in twos.

How to make

Place a skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and saute the onions and leeks. When the vegetables are softened add the spinach and stir to get everything wilted. Add salt and pepper and sprinkle with dill. Remove from heat.
Preheat oven to 350F (180C) degrees.
Using a baking sheet place the shredded phyllo and using your hands pull and open the shredded phyllo untill you have something like very thin noodles.

Add the half cup of olive oil, dried oregano and mix well to coat the shredded phyllo. Cover with a wet towel.
Now let’s go back to the filling, add the cheese and beaten eggs. Stir well.
Grease 6 ramekins and take a portion of kataifi. Form a nest inside the ramekin and add portion of the filling

Continue with the rest of the ramekins.
 Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until the shredded phyllo turns to a nice golden brown color.
When cooked, remove from heat and let them cool inside the ramekins for 10 minutes, run a knife around the edge of the tartlets and using a clean towel invert the ramekins to unmold.
Decorate with cherry tomatoes.

Enjoy, have fun and great family time!


  1. These are so cute! Have a lovely day!

  2. Delish & cute ~ what a great combo!

  3. Hi there, yes it has been a while. I kept checking to see if you were posting. :-)

    Thank goodness spring is here. Love these cute little nests!

  4. Πολύ ιδιαίτερο με το κανταίφι!!!!!

  5. I love the look of these! Ann x

  6. This is so clever and a tasty appetizer as well as an adorable Easter treat! Very creative!

  7. Absolutely adorable, Eri! I always love spinach and cheese combo and now with these cute little nests! I'm in love!!!

  8. This is lovely! Will definitely bring a smile to anyone! Love it!

  9. Realmente adorable una exquisitez con espinacas opción muy buena para Pascua,hugs,hugs.

  10. What a lovely little appetizer for Easter. I have only had the shredded phyllo in desserts at my Greek neighbor's house. Thank you Eri for sharing your recipe. Have a wonder and Happy Easter.

  11. I didn't know you could do that with phyllo. I love the look of these - they are gorgeous and so appropriate for Easter. I just love the little nests. Happy Easter to you and your family xx

  12. Hi Eri, what a cute and tasty idea! Have a great weekend, XO

  13. What darling little nest of deliciousness! Very Creative!

  14. what a great twist on spanakopita - i love this idea, and great portion control!


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