spanakopita

noun
spa·na·ko·pi·ta | \ ˌspä-nə-ˈkō-pē-tə , -pi-tə \
variants: or less commonly spanokopita

Definition of spanakopita 

: a traditional Greek pie of spinach, feta cheese, and seasonings baked in phyllo

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People are loving the spanakopita, also known as spinach pie, and the rice pudding. Jessi Virtusio, Post-Tribune, "The Simple Greek offers healthy fast-casual meals in Munster," 6 June 2018 Festival goers can feast on dolmades, spanakopita, Greek sausage, pita bread and plenty of feta cheese. Shelia Poole, ajc, "Things to do in and around Atlanta this weekend," 18 May 2018 Whipped labneh is subtly perfumed with rosewater, lending a floral whiff to curls of salted Persian cucumber dusted with za’atar; tahini slipped under flaky spanakopita-like hand pies contributes a nutty bass note. Brittany Martin, Los Angeles Magazine, "This Is How You Taste All L.A.’s Best New Restaurants in One Night," 24 Jan. 2018 Whipped labneh is subtly perfumed with rosewater, lending a floral whiff to curls of salted Persian cucumber dusted with za’atar; tahini slipped under flaky spanakopita-like hand pies contributes a nutty bass note. Brittany Martin, Los Angeles Magazine, "This Is How You Taste All L.A.’s Best New Restaurants in One Night," 24 Jan. 2018 Whipped labneh is subtly perfumed with rosewater, lending a floral whiff to curls of salted Persian cucumber dusted with za’atar; tahini slipped under flaky spanakopita-like hand pies contributes a nutty bass note. Brittany Martin, Los Angeles Magazine, "This Is How You Taste All L.A.’s Best New Restaurants in One Night," 24 Jan. 2018 Squares of spanakopita, spinach pie, are lush and sizable and with a salad, make a meal ($5). Ann Trieger Kurland, BostonGlobe.com, "Authentic Greek to grab and go at the Grape Leaf," 2 Apr. 2018 Whipped labneh is subtly perfumed with rosewater, lending a floral whiff to curls of salted Persian cucumber dusted with za’atar; tahini slipped under flaky spanakopita-like hand pies contributes a nutty bass note. Brittany Martin, Los Angeles Magazine, "This Is How You Taste All L.A.’s Best New Restaurants in One Night," 24 Jan. 2018 Whipped labneh is subtly perfumed with rosewater, lending a floral whiff to curls of salted Persian cucumber dusted with za’atar; tahini slipped under flaky spanakopita-like hand pies contributes a nutty bass note. Brittany Martin, Los Angeles Magazine, "This Is How You Taste All L.A.’s Best New Restaurants in One Night," 24 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of spanakopita

1944, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spanakopita

Modern Greek spanakopēta, from spanaki spinach + pēta, pita pie

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