If I were Olive, I’d make this for Popeye everyday. Spinach is in season now and it’s really easy to grow in your own garden. Recently I had a large yield and I was dying to try something new for dinner. Read on to find out how this super healthy wholesome vegetarian pie was made.


Oh! And I was wondering about the nutritional benefits of spinach and found a pretty useful link if you are interested to find out.

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You’ll need these ingredients to serve ±4:

  • 2 Organic onions (chopped)
  • Hand full of organic walnuts (chopped)
  • ± 12 Big organic spinach leaves (stalks removed and sliced in pieces)
  • 3 Small organic potatoes (sliced in small squares)
  • 3 Big organic garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 1 Free Range Egg
  • Organic coconut oil
  • Salt & organic pepper
  • 200g Ricotta (crumbled)
  • 1 Organic lemon
  • Puff pastry (or any other pastry you prefer)

This is how I did it

Let’s make the filling

Right! To get started, fry the chopped onion for a couple of minutes in organic coconut oil. Add the chopped walnuts and garlic and fry for another minute or two. When they’re all fried up enough for you, remove the mix from the pan because next you’re going to lightly fry the spinach.

Washing the spinach and chopped wallnuts
Left: Make sure to wash the spinach thoroughly. Right: The chopped walnuts about to go into pan.

Before you toss all your spinach in the frying pan you must remove the stalk from the spinach. Now chop that spinach up into fairly large pieces. Next you need to fry the spinach in the pan until it goes a little limp.

To save a bit of time it’s probably a good idea to boil the cubed potatoes while all this frying is going on.

Let’s put it all together

Now mix up all the fried stuff, the spinach, ricotta and egg in an oven-proof dish. Add salt and pepper to taste. To give the pie an additional taste dimension drizzle some lemon juice all over your mix.

Making of a Vegetarian Spinach & Ricotta Pie
Remember to remove the stalk

Now slightly tamp down the filling before you cover it up with your pastry.

By now you should have your oven nicely preheated at about 240°C. Pop it in and let the magic begin. Let it bake for ± 20min at 240°C. To finish off your masterpiece pie, give it a quick grill until golden brown.

This pie is delicious and healthy, a perfect meal served with a fresh salad.
Bon appétit!

Spinach & Ricotta Pie getting dished out
This slice is on it’s way to meet its destiny. My tummy.
Spinach & Ricotta Pie Puff Pastry
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As we’ve mentioned in previous posts. We’re not pro cooks or chefs. We just love experimenting. I’ve been a vegetarian for about a year now and I try to find new and creative ways to cook vegetarian. So if you’re reading this and you’re a pro or just passionate about vegetarian cooking, please leave a comment with suggestions.

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Aloha! I'm Carien. I live in South Africa in an area called the Swartland (Black Land). I live on a small holding (Homestead) and I am a full time house wife with one husband (yes, only one), one son, one dog, a few sheep and plenty of chickens. Living as natural as possible is a passion of mine. Inclined to a mostly organic vegetarian diet I tend to post healthy food recipes, green tips and information on natural and organic and natural living.

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