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Spinach Fatayer Spring Roll Triangles

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Spinach and sumac fatayer triangles are a modern take on a classic Middle Eastern snack. Packed with flavour and made easy with spring roll sheets.
PREP TIME
25 minutes
COOK TIME
25 minutes
SERVES
20-24

About this recipe

Transform your traditional Middle Eastern snack or appetizer with these delicious Spinach and sumac fatayer triangles. Using spring roll sheets instead of homemade dough, this version offers a simpler and more accessible approach. Mix fresh spinach, diced onion, sumac, black pepper, lemon juice, and olive oil and then place in the sheets and bake to a golden brown. Enjoy a healthy and flavourful snack with these easy-to-make triangles, perfect for any occasion. Serve with your favourite dipping sauce and savour the unique blend of flavours and textures in every bite.

This spinach and sumac fatayer triangle recipe is also freezer-friendly, making it a great make-ahead option for busy weeknights or entertaining guests. Simply assemble the triangles and freeze them before baking. When you’re ready to serve, take them out of the freezer and bake them directly from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the baking time. This recipe is perfect for a dinner party or barbecue and can be served as a main snack or appetizer. You can also pair it with the casserole of spinach and rice as a delicious and healthy side dish.

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Ingredients

  • 500 grams fresh spinach, roughly chopped
  • salt
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoon sumac
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Spring roll sheets (20-24)
  • ¼ cup plain flour (for pasting)
  • ¼ cup water or more (for pasting)
  • Olive oil for brushing
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Notes from Rouba

  • Make sure to drain the water out of the spinach mixture as much as possible, or it can make the fatayer soggy.
  • Use a mixture of flour and water to brush the edges of the spring roll sheets and seal the triangles. This will prevent the filling from leaking out.
  • Preheat the oven before baking the fatayer to ensure they cook evenly and turn golden brown.
  • Brush the triangles with olive oil before baking to give them a nice, crispy texture.
  • Allow the fatayer to cool for a few minutes before serving to prevent burns and give the filling time to set.
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Method

Step 1.

Preheat the oven to 180°.

Shred and wash the spinach. Add salt ( approximately 2 teaspoons) to the shredded spinach and mix well. Now squeeze all the water out of the spinach as much as possible and transfer it to a bowl.

Step 2.

Combine the squeezed spinach, diced onion, sumac, black pepper, and lemon juice in a mixing bowl. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly distributed.

Place the mixture in a colander and allow the excess water to drain.

Once the excess water has drained, the spinach filling is ready to be used in your pastry.

Step 3.

Take 2 sheets of spring roll pastry and brush one side of each sheet with a mixture of plain flour and water to create a glue.

Place the two sheets on top of each other, with the brushed side facing up.

Place a generous spoonful of the spinach mixture in the center, and avoid touching the edges. Fold the bottom corner of the strip up to meet the top corner, forming a triangle shape.  Press to seal.

Repeat with the remaining sheets and spinach mixture.

 

Step 4.

Brush the triangles with a generous amount of olive oil. Place the triangles on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

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