Feta and Spinach Nibbles


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 pound fresh spinach, washed and dried
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, drained and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Fillo dough
  • 1 1/2 sticks clarified, unsalted butter
  • Parchment paper


  1. Preheat oven to 400º F.
  2. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a medium skillet.
  3. Add shallot and cook until soft, 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add spinach and cook until wilted.
  5. Place mixture in a colander over a bowl and press out excess moisture or place in a kitchen towel and squeeze to drain excess water.
  6. Coarsely chop spinach mixture.
  7. Place in a medium bowl and add feta, parsley and dill. Then, mix until well blended. Season with salt and cayenne pepper.
  8. Cut fillo into 8 strips. Place extra dough over a slightly damp kitchen towel to prevent drying while you work.
  9. Brush each strip with butter.