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Israeli Bourekas

Bourekas are a classic Israeli snack made with savory fillings wrapped in phyllo dough. These cheesy spinach bourekas are the perfect appetizer or side dish for any occasion. With a combination of ricotta, feta and Parmesan cheeses combined with fresh herbs and spinach, these flavorful bourekas are sure to be a hit! Follow this easy recipe to make delicious golden-brown triangles that you’ll love.
6 / 10
cook time:
35 min
Phyllo dough 16 ounce
Ricotta cheese 1 Cup
Crumbled feta cheese 1/2 Cup
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 Cup
Eggs, beaten 2
Chopped fresh parsley 3 Tbsp
Dead sea Salt and pepper to taste
Baby spinach leaves, blanched and squeezed dry 2 Cup
Butter or olive oil 3/4 Cup
Toasted sesame seeds for sprinkling
Step 1
Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2
Place phyllo dough on a lightly floured surface; cover with a lightly dampened cloth to prevent drying out. Take one sheet at a time; keep remaining dough covered. Brush entire surface of the phyllo with clarified butter or olive oil. Then cut into 4 inch squares.
Step 3
In medium bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, feta cheese, parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley, and season with salt & pepper as desired. Place about 1 tablespoon of filling in center of each square; top with a few spinach leaves. Moisten edges lightly with water; fold into triangle shape and seal; place onto prepared baking sheet. Brush top of each triangle with the beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seedsl before baking.
Step 4
Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown and crisp on the outside and the filling is cooked through. Serve warm or at room temperature
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