Since I was so busy last week I figured I would give you with an extra, albeit short, post.
Last week I made another attempt at spanakopita and this one was more of a success than my last, in terms of taste, seasoning and composition. It was however, a photo fail as you will see. Soon.
I didn’t used to be much of a spinach fan and today I’ll stay that I don’t love it but I don’t hate it either. I can tolerate it in a few instances, such as a variety of spinach & artichoke recipes:
Which of course means I had to jump right to vegan spanakopita, right?
I hope you enjoy this Vegan Spanakopita Casserole Recipe.
You can make it however you choose, in a large baking dish to serve family style, individual casserole dishes or you can even do it fancy by rolling into little bite-sized triangles. The choice is yours.
For the creaminess, I used a tofu that comes in brine because you can run it through a food processor with or without the liquid and get a very nice consistency. Also it gets crumbly and creamy when you spin it, so pulse it a few times on it’s own and then add the spinach.
I used frozen spinach, let it thaw naturally and then squeezed the excess water out which would be harder to do with fresh spinach.
Season with salt & pepper, dried or fresh herbs, and lemon juice.
I cooked the onions and garlic on the stove and folded them into the spinach-vegan ricotta mixture but you could add them all together if you wanted, but who doesn’t love the taste of sauteed onions & garlic?
NOW, the problem is, inspiration struck for this dish when I saw vegan puff pastry at Lidl. It wasn’t until many, many days later when I double-checked a recipe that I realized I needed phyllo dough. Duh!
Never one to back down from a challenge, I decided to make it work.
The good thing is that I didn’t need to use extra vegan butter for the puff pastry, the bad news is the bottom two layers weren’t as crispy as I would have liked. The Hubs liked it thought, so much he didn’t wait for it to cool down!
And it did, work, that is.
Let me know what you think!