Spinach Turnover

Spinach Turnover

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Fatayer are small savory pies, like so many in a Lebanese mezze, they come in different shapes, fillings ... and names!
“Fatayer" are filled with vegetables, more precisely herbs, spinach or white beet. A green stuffing, seasoned with lemon or sumac, and some finely chopped onions.
Fatayer are in triangular shapes, cooked in the oven, and served as an appetizer, or as a part of a "mezze".


  • 1 For the dough500 g of flour (white or a mix a half white and half whole wheat flour`)
  • 2 1Tsp salt
  • 3 1 tsp yeast
  • 4 For the stuffing1 kg of spinach
  • 5 2 onions, chopped fine
  • 6 2 Tsp sumac
  • 7 1 tomato, diced fine
  • 8 Salt and pepper


Number of servings 30
Calories 71
Carbohydrates 14g
Protein 3g
Total Fat g
Of which saturated g
Cholesterol mg




  • 1 Knead the flour with enough water to form dough, add the salt and the yeast (dissolved in tepid water). Leave to rest for an hour.
  • 2 To prepare the filling, chop finely the spinach, rub the onion with sumac, and add to the spinach and tomato.
  • 3 Season to taste with salt.
  • 4 Roll the dough thin, cut in circles (less than 10 cm), and put a tbsp of stuffing in the center of a circle (try to have the stuffing with theleast juice possible).
  • 5 Close from 3 sides, to form a triangle, and put each pie in a baking tray.
  • 6 Cook in a hot oven, at 180 C for ten minutes oruntil golden, leave to cool and serve cold.


Whole wheat flour can be used instead of a combination of white (refined) and whole wheat flour; Even "fortified" white flour does not contain the macronutrients of the wheat's bran and germ especially Protein and Fiber


  • Ghinwa Tohme said on August 31, 2012
    Atyab mou3ajanet 3ende , 3anjad merci for the recipe :)
  • Mike Mishlawi said on August 06, 2012
    Thank you Thank you Thank you. I'm just wondering, but that's the first time I see dough without sugar! Is it another way of preparing dough? Thanks a million
  • Wuri Nur Pinikasari said on March 04, 2012
    i really want to make this fatayer by my hand...
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