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SPINACH TART

Zee Chef
This is a cherished family recipe which my mom used to make when we were kids, it was a delicious way to make us eat our greens!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Cuisine Mediteranean
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

For the Dough

  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Instant Yeast
  • 3 tbsps olive oil
  • 1/2 to 1 cup Lukewarm water

For the Spinach Filling

  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 750 grams Frozen Spinach (about 1 & 1/2 bags)
  • 250 grams Cremini Mushrooms (Thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 cup Non-dairy milk of choice (or your option of full fat milk, cooking cream or Ricotta cheese)
  • 300 grams Swiss Cheese (Grated)
  • Himalayan Sea Salt (to taste)
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tsp Butter (optional)

Instructions
 

Making the Dough

  • In a large bowl, add the whole wheat flour, salt, sugar, yeast and mix altogether.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of Olive oil, and start mixing with the dry ingredients.
  • Gradually start adding the lukewarm water, bit by bit, to the rest of the ingredients and mix until you start forming a dough. Be careful not to over add water as the dough will become sticky.
  • Add a little bit of olive oil to your hands and knead the dough for a few minutes.
  • Once you have formed the dough cover with a cloth and allow to rest for 25 minutes.
  • Grease your baking pan with a bit of olive oil and begin flattening the dough with your hands, starting in the center and working outwards.
  • Brush the top of your dough with a little olive oil, allow to rest for 5-10 minutes.
  • Transfer your pans to a preheated oven and allow to cook for 5 minutes before adding the sauce and building your pizza.

Making the Spinach Filling

  • Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to your wok and add the minced garlic allowing to cook for a couple minutes until fragrant.
  • Add your mushrooms and cook for 3-4 minutes until softened, then add the frozen spinach and let it thaw for 5 to 10 minutes. Once the water and juices begin to release mix all ingredients in the wok and add either your milk of choice, cream or ricotta cheese
  • Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste and if you wish you can also add 1 tsp of butter (optional) for added taste.
  • After you have cooked the dough for 5 minutes, remove from the oven and sprinkle all the grated Swiss cheese and return to oven for another 5 minutes to let the cheese melt.
  • Remove your pan once more and add the cooked spinach filling over the cheese and return to oven for another 8 – 10 minutes.

Notes

Loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, and an extremely healthy green, SPINACH in a pie is simply succulent !
Make sure to try this recipe and add this health-boosting leafy green to your diet