Flavorsome Fatayer: Spinach Triangles Supreme


Embark on a delectable journey with Fatayer, a cherished Middle Eastern pastry that will captivate your palate. These spinach-filled triangles boast a perfect blend of leafy greens and aromatic spices encased in a soft, yet crisp, golden dough. Ideal for snacks, appetizers, or a light meal, Fatayer is a versatile delight that promises a burst of flavors with every bite.

Flavorsome Fatayer: Spinach Triangles Supreme

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 35 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: Makes about 15 triangles
  • Serving Size: 1 triangle

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 110 kcal
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 200mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 1g


For the Dough

  • All-purpose flour: 500g (1.1 lbs / 17.6 oz)
  • Warm water: 250ml (8.5 oz)
  • Olive oil: 30ml (1 oz)
  • Dry yeast: 7g (0.02 lbs / 0.25 oz)
  • Sugar: 10g (0.02 lbs / 0.35 oz)
  • Salt: 5g (0.01 lbs / 0.17 oz)

For the Filling

  • Fresh spinach, chopped: 300g (0.66 lbs / 10.6 oz)
  • Onion, finely chopped: 100g (0.22 lbs / 3.5 oz)
  • Lemon juice: 15ml (0.5 oz)
  • Pine nuts: 30g (0.07 lbs / 1 oz)
  • Sumac: 5g (0.01 lbs / 0.17 oz)
  • Salt: 5g (0.01 lbs / 0.17 oz)
  • Ground black pepper: 2g (0.004 lbs / 0.07 oz)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare Dough: Mix flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Add warm water and olive oil. Knead until smooth. Let it rest for 30 minutes.
  2. Prepare Filling: Combine chopped spinach, onion, lemon juice, pine nuts, sumac, salt, and pepper.
  3. Assemble Fatayer: Divide the dough into small balls. Roll each into a circle, place a spoonful of filling in the center, and fold into a triangle.
  4. Bake: Place on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 200°C (390°F) for 20 minutes or until golden.
  5. Serve: Enjoy warm or at room temperature.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Dough Consistency: Ensure the dough is soft but not sticky for easy handling.
  • Spinach Water Content: Squeeze excess water from spinach to prevent soggy pastries.
  • Folding Technique: Seal the edges well to prevent the filling from leaking out.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use frozen spinach? 

Yes, thaw and squeeze out excess water before using.

How long can I store Fatayer? 

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge.

Can Fatayer be frozen? 

Yes, freeze before baking and cook directly from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the baking time.