28 May 2020

Pita zeljanica - or spinach pie - is a dish representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina and has significant cultural importance. Here's an easy recipe you can follow at home

2:00 Min

There are lots of variations of this traditional delicacy from Bosnia and Herzegovina, such as burek (chopped or minced meat pie), zeljanica („zelje“-spinach pie), sirnica ( „sir“-cheese pie), krompiruša ( „krompir“ – potato pie).

Of course, due to very dynamic way of urban life, the pie-making process has been simplified now. Instead of rolling out thin layers of dough, stuffing them and then bending into circles, lots of cooks use pre-prepared dough and stack them in layers together with filling.

We share below easier version of spinach pie, prepared with shop bought dough.

  • Ingredients:
  • Filo dough
  • Spinach, 700g
  • Sour cream, 2 tablespoons
  • Cottage cheese, 300g
  • Feta cheese, 100g
  • 3 Eggs
  • Salt, 1 tablespoon
  • Oil, 50 ml
  • Butter