Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Spinach and Fetta Flan Recipe - Fast and Easy Weeknight Dinners

I have only recently begun to whip up this Spinach and Fetta tart and it's absolutely delicious! It takes less than ten minutes to prepare the filling, with a total of 40 minutes baking. It's so worth the effort. (What effort?!)
The finished flan is a fantastic addition to your nightly table and it also makes a great lunch option; okay, brunch too! Anytime is a good time for this flavour combination.
From my very first tasting, I was hooked. I now keep a couple of packages of Greek fetta in my fridge and some boxes of frozen spinach on hand for whenever the urge to enjoy this takes hold. That's what I love about this particular dish; you can cut corners with packaged spinach or you can make it more authentically with fresh. Either way, the results are great.
The Spinach and Fetta Flan is an easy and quick meal for weeknights when you're just too tired to make an effort but still want to give the impression that you did. Kids seem to like it too. If you've a Thermomix or equivalent, even a blender, this recipe is perfect to prepare speedily in one of these appliances.
This is a must bake dinner option that's budget friendly, simple and a little bit special.
Spinach and Fetta Flan
Serves 4. Preparation 10 mins. Baking time: 40 minutes.

One sheet of puff pastry

One 250 gram box of frozen spinach or one bunch of fresh spinach (English) approx. 150 grams

1-2 cloves of garlic or 2 teaspoons of minced garlic from a jar

1 tablespoon of lemon juice

50 grams of grated parmesan or a combination of tasty cheese and parmesan, grated

250 grams of Greek Fetta

4 whole eggs

Small handful of fresh dill and basil or 1-2 teaspoons of the dried version of these herbs.

Heat the oven to 180 degrees C. and brush a baking dish (flan or pie plate) with butter or margarine and line with a sheet of puff pastry.

Prick the pastry all over with a fork and bake in the oven for 15 minutes until lightly golden and set aside.

If using frozen spinach, microwave the contents for four minutes on high and drain any excess water once it is cooked. If using fresh, chop it finely.

In a bowl, (or use a food processor or Thermomix), break the fetta into cubes and blend together with the spinach, garlic, eggs, cheese/s and herbs. Add a dash of lemon juice to really enhance the flavours if you wish.

Pour the spinach and fetta mixture onto the pre-baked pastry base and top with some extra cheese.

Return the flan to the oven for around 25 minutes until the flan is set and golden in colour.

When baked, cut into quarters and serve with loose-leaf lettuce and salad and baked or steamed vegetables. Leftovers reheat well the next day.
Do you have a favourite flan or tart recipe? Are you big on the spinach and fetta combo?
What's your favourite meal you prepare regularly?
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  1. Love anything that uses more spinach! I will be trying this one out, thanks!

  2. Yum, I love spinach and fetta together and this looks nice an easy to put together which is a bonus any night of the week! #teamIBOT

  3. I've never been a huge fan of spinach and fetta. The quick production time does compel me to want to give it a go though.

  4. Oh Jody!!! This is totally my kind of food. Pinning for later. Anything with spinach and feta is a winner with me!! Thanks for linking up with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party xx

  5. That is just too easy! My fusspots would slide under the table if I served that up though. This would be fabulous for a lunch with friends :)

  6. This sounds delicious ... I love the triangles that are made with the spinach and feta inside and this sounds similar to what they might be.


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