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Easy Lebanese Spinach Pies

Delicious warm seasoned spinach pies are absolutely amazing as a snack or appetizer! They are easier to make than you think! Your whole family will enjoy these popular Lebanese spinach filled pies!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Middleeastern


  • l lb baby spinach chopped
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon or ½ teaspoon citric acid
  • 2 tablespoons sumac
  • 1 teaspoon seven spices
  • 1 tablespoon kamooni or cumin ground
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Spinach Pie Dough

  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups + 2 Tablespoons warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or honey
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • ¼ cup olive oil or avocado oil, or canola oil



  • Mix the warm water, yeast, sugar or honey in a medium bowl. Once mixed, add in the flour and knead until well combined and sticky.
  • Now add in the olive oil and continue kneading until a smooth soft dough has formed. Form into a ball, cover with a kitchen towel and set aside while you prepare the spinach filling.

Spinach Filling

  • Chop the whole bag of baby spinach, large cuts are fine, and add to a medium sized bowl.
  • Then add in the cubed onions, sumac, salt, lemon or citric acid, kamooni or cumin, and olive oil. Mix Very well. Taste the mix to slightly adjust the salt and lemon. You want it to taste slightly lemony.
  • Preheat over to 500 F
  • Form 2 inch sized dough balls. Using your hands spread into a round shape, add a spoonful of the spinach mix and add to the center of the round spread dough.
  • Now to shape into triangles, fold one side from right to left, then from the other side fold from left to right so they over lap. one side of the dough half way over the spinach mix. Finally fold the bottom dough over.
  • Pinch any open ends to form the points of the triangle. Flip the spinach pie so that side is facing down and the smooth side is facing up.
  • Spinach pie onto a sprayed baking sheet, where the smooth size is up and the folded ends are facing down to the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12-13 minutes, then broil of high heat until slightly golden on top. Enjoy warm or cold!


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