Green filo spiral pie

Green filo spiral pie

This Elly Curshen pie is inspired by the spiral filo pies popular in Turkey and Greece. This one has a filling of leeks, spinach and mixed herbs.

  • Vegetarian

  • Serves4
  • CourseLunch
  • Prepare25 mins
  • Cook40 mins
  • Total time1 hr 5 mins
  • Pluscooling


  • 60g butter, melted, plus extra for greasing
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 275g leeks, finely sliced, washed in warm water and well drained
  • 250g frozen whole leaf spinach, defrosted
  • 3 British Blacktail Free Range Medium Eggs, 2 beaten, 1 yolk only
  • 250g Waitrose Duchy Organic Cottage Cheese
  • 100g feta, crumbled
  • 3 tbsp pine nuts, toasted in a dry pan
  • ¼ tsp grated nutmeg
  • 20g mixed soft herbs, roughly chopped (dill, tarragon, mint, parsley or any combination)
  • 270g filo pastry
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds (white and black, preferably)