This gluten free spanakopita recipe is a Greek tradition. The filling consists of spinach, cheese, onions, egg, and seasoning. If you are vegetarian, you can substitute the cheese with tons of fresh herbs and silken tofu or use dairy-free cheese like Daiya or Follow Your Heart. Instead of using my Gluten Free Phyllo Dough Recipe, which is the traditional dough bakers use, I used my Gluten Free Puff Pastry Recipe to produce a puffier dough.
You may have previously seen the folded version, but rolled spanakopita is also a well-known way of making them. I prefer to roll them when serving to guests so that they know what they are eating. If it were up to my husband, the dough lover, he would prefer the folded method as it produces more crust.
I list out several choices of cheese to use in your gluten free spanakopita. I find it's best to use a variety of cheeses. It combines all of the best flavors and texture from salty to creamy. Use what you have on hand or what you enjoy the most.
This is one way of getting kids to eat spinach. If you wish to make it healthier, feel free to substitute the leeks with additional spinach. Using leeks is a rural Greek tradition.
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