Spinach Tortilla Borek

T for Turkey. Turkey has a unique distinction of belonging to two continents, Asia and Europe. "Turkish cuisine is largely the heritage of Ottoman cuisine, which can be described as a fusion and refinement of Central Asian, Caucasian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Balkan cuisines" says wiki.

These spinach tortilla rolls fall into the fusion category of their cooking. Borek is a family of salty pastries made using a thicker form of phyllo dough. Here a spinach filling along with cheese is rolled into a tortilla, sliced and baked until crisp to make a fantastic snack.

It is a very addictive, healthy and filling meal. My family has hooked onto this snack and so it ranks very high in the list of after school snacks!!


Spinach Tortilla Borek

Recipe Source - here
Ingredients - 

Tortillas 4 (I used the flour tortillas)
Spinach, chopped 5 oz (I used frozen and thawed)
Tomato paste 1 Tbsp
Onions, chopped 1/2 cup
Salt and Pakrika (Red chilli powder) as needed
Shredded Cheese (I used a blend of Cheddar and Mozzarella) about 1/4 cup or as needed
Olive Oil 1 Tbsp


Spinach Tortilla Borek

Method Of Preparation -
To Prepare the Filling - 
Cook the thawed spinach separately and set aside.

In a heated pan, add oil and saute the onions until golden brown. 

Add tomato paste and a few drops of water so they blend well.

Add paprika or red chilli powder as needed. 

Mix in the cooked spinach and sprinkle salt as needed.

Mix well and remove from heat.

To Assemble the Rolls - 
Preheat the oven to 425 °F.

Spread the filling evenly all over the tortilla, sprinkle cheese as needed. 

Roll the tortilla like a carpet. Slice 1 inch pieces and arrange on a parchment lined baking tray.

Bake for 10 min until the cheese melts and the tortillas crisp up.

Remove and serve them immediately.



Preparation Time 10 min + Baking time 10 min 
Makes 24 bites

16 comments

  1. Usha Rao Says:
  2. That filling is mouthwatering and am sure it made a wonderful snack!

     
  3. That is a very interesting recipe. The spinach tomato cheese is a super ultimate combo..the flavours gel so well and you have done such a amazing job.

     
  4. Truly fusion with the use of tortilla in place of pastry dough. Quick tasty snack.

     
  5. Suma Gandlur Says:
  6. Looks like a great snack for kids. This tortilla version must be guilt free than the pastry one.

     
  7. wow such an flavorful tortilla boreks :) looks so tempting very healthy snack time roll ups..

     
  8. Srivalli Says:
  9. Pictures are amazing Harini..very nice recipe too..

     
  10. Priya Suresh Says:
  11. Such a beautiful finger food,i can have few anything, sounds like a healthy snacks for kids.

     
  12. perfect for a party starter...pictures look amazing

     
  13. Nisha Sundar Says:
  14. Wonderful pics Harini. They look lovely... :) :)

     
  15. This is delicious Now it will be tiffin box special..

     
  16. Pavani N Says:
  17. I've tasted Turkish boreks many times. Your version with flour tortillas sound so quick and easy.

     
  18. These bite sized pieces look quite addictive..

     
  19. Sreevalli E Says:
  20. These bite size rolls are very inviting. Tempting.

     
  21. I am sure the kids must love this one

     
  22. Padmajha PJ Says:
  23. I am sure my kids will love these.They look very addictive indeed.

     
  24. Sapana Behl Says:
  25. Tortillas looks so tempting and pictures are wonderful.

     
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