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How to Make Any greens pie
less than 30 mins
30 mins to 1 hour
- 6 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion
- 200g/7oz green vegetables, such as leek, celery
- 500g/1lb 2oz leafy greens, stalks removed and shredded (see tips below) (kale, spinach
- 60g/2¼oz soft herbs
- 200g/7oz cheese (a mixture of feta, halloumi, cheddar
- 1 unwaxed lemon
- 2 free-range eggs
- 250g/9oz filo pastry
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
Warm 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and fry gently for 4–5 minutes, or until beginning to soften. Add the green vegetables and cook gently for 7–10 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add the leafy greens, starting with the toughest (i.e. kale, cabbage, spring greens). You may need to add them a handful at a time to fit in your pan, but they will wilt down quickly. Tougher greens will need to cook for around 15 minutes until tender, but baby spinach, rocket and salad leaves will wilt in about 5 minutes. When everything is tender, but still bright, set aside until cool enough to handle.
Squeeze the greens in a sieve to get rid of any liquid. Add to a large bowl and mix in the herbs, cheese and lemon zest. When everything is combined, season to taste, then stir in the eggs.
Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.
Brush the bottom of a 9in/23cm square baking dish with some of the remaining olive oil. Take the filo pastry from the packet and keep under a damp tea towel so it doesn’t dry out and become brittle.
Working with one sheet at a time, brush the filo all over with a light coating of olive oil. Lay one sheet in the baking dish, pushing it gently into the corners and leaving the excess filo overhanging. Then lay the second oiled sheet in perpendicular to the first. Lay a third sheet in the dish, crossing the second. Now fill this base with the vegetables and wrap the overhanging ends over the top.
Brush the remaining filo sheets with oil, scrunch each sheet up loosely and place on top of the pie so it is completely covered.
Bake in the oven for 40 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and crisp and the filling is piping hot all the way through.
Cut into squares and serve with a fresh tomato salad and some crusty bread.