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Fatayer | Appetizer
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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".
 For the dough
  • 500 g of flour (white or a mix a half white and half whole wheat flour`)
  • 1Tsp salt
  • 1 tsp yeast

For the stuffing

  • 1 kg of spinach
  • 2 onions, chopped fine
  • 2 Tsp sumac
  • 1 tomato, diced fine
  • Salt and pepper
Nutrition Facts
Number of servings: 30
Amount per serving
Calories: 71
Carbohydrates (g): 14
Protein (g): 3
Total Fat (g): 0
Of which saturated (g): 0
Cholesterol (mg): 0
  • 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.
  • To prepare the filling, chop finely the spinach, rub the onion with sumac, and add to the spinach and tomato.
  • Season to taste with salt.
  • 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 the least juice possible).
  • Close from 3 sides, to form a triangle, and put each pie in a baking tray.
  • Cook in a hot oven, at 180 C for ten minutes or until golden, leave to cool and serve cold.
For a healthier version of this recipe
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
Good source of
Vitamin K , Vitamin A , Folate , Manganese

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Ghinwa Tohme
Atyab mou3ajanet 3ende , 3anjad merci for the recipe :)
by :Ghinwa Tohme ,Beirut ,Lebanon
31 - Aug - 2012

Mike Mishlawi
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
by :Mike Mishlawi ,Edmonton ,Canada
06 - Aug - 2012

Wuri Nur Pinikasari
i really want to make this fatayer by my hand...
by :Wuri Nur Pinikasari ,Jakarta ,Indonesia
04 - Mar - 2012

Nancy Chalhoub
Thank you for submitting :) i adore them anyhow.
by :Nancy Chalhoub ,Awkar ,Lebanon
11 - Nov - 2011