Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Greek style dim sum

You might be wondering what a greek style dim sum is... Well, it's my take on a traditional Greek Tiropita and Spanakopita (cheese and spinach pie) simply shaping the phyllo pastry into a dim sum shape (I live in Asia after all)! I also used different ingredients to a traditional Greek cheese & spinach pie, and swapped spinach for my new favorite superfood: Kale. Now that I think of it,  the only greek ingredient that remains in this recipe is the feta!!!

It's a super simple, quick and delicious recipe and it makes a perfect light bite when entertaining at home.

1 cup of chickpeas 
100g Feta cheese
100g (approx.) Kale
Olive oil 
A dash off freshly squeezed lemon juice
Salt/ Pepper
Phyllo pastry

*Pre-heat the oven a 200 degrees Celsius 
*Drain and rinse the chickpeas and place in an electric mixer
*In a pan, lightly cook the kale adding a little water to it
*Add the cooked kale and feta cheese to the chickpeas
*Sprinkle a dash of lemon juice and mix
*Add salt and pepper together with some olive oil until reached the desired consistency and mix again
*Add a teaspoon of mixture to your phyllo sheet and shape as preferred  
*Butter the finished phyllo dim sum and place in the oven until golden and crunchy
*Garnish with a watermelon, feta and mint salad for a touch of freshness



  1. Oooh these look delicious, I adore curly Kale. Beautiful photos.
    Happy Wednesday M.E xoxo

  2. amazing!

    Lots of love from the casper&pearl girls,
    casper&pearl blog xo

  3. It seems to taste really good!!!

  4. When Asia meets Europe... a perfect mix!

  5. Your recipe looks very yummy and healthy, would love to taste it right now!:) Kisses! xo

  6. i love your post,kisses.

  7. It looks so delicious and beautifully presented!

  8. This looks so healthy and delicious and a very impressive dish for entertaining. Gorgeous presentation!

  9. Interesting for sure and nicely put as "Greek's style Dim Sum". You sure take gorgeous pics of food! Makes me hungry.

    P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed Langkawi. 4 Seasons sure don't disappoint. I've yet to try Datai. Maybe someday soon =) I've decided to follow you on Instagram cos I like your pictures.

  10. I love to see our traditional greek recipes transformed...Cuisine should always be creative...

    I hope they were delicious dear