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3.98 from 45 votes

Greek Zucchini Pie With Filo & Feta Cheese (Kolokithopita)

A crispy, fresh, and truly flavorful zucchini and feta cheese pie!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: feta, filo, lunch, Oven baked
Servings: 8 pieces
Calories: 215kcal

Ingredients

  • 580 grams or 4 small zucchinis
  • 140 grams plain Greek yogurt
  • 150 grams feta cheese crumbled
  • 1 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 80 grams olive oil
  • 3-4 fresh spearmint leaves chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dill chopped
  • 5 sheets filo pastry
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Unfreeze phyllo by leaving it in the fridge overnight.
  • Grate the zucchinis with a hand grater (not too thin) and add to a strainer. Add ½ teaspoon of salt and rub the zucchinis for the salt to spread evenly. Let the grated zucchinis drain for half an hour. While the zucchinis drain remove the phyllo from the fridge and let it sit at room temperature without removing it from its package.
  • Squeeze the zucchinis to remove most of their water and add to a mixing bowl. Combine with the Greek yogurt, feta cheese, egg, spearmint, dill, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil out of the 80 grams (keep the remaining oil for greasing the pan and the phyllo). Season with a pinch of salt and a bit of pepper.
  • Preheat oven to 350F / 180C.
  • Grease well with olive oil the bottom of a 28 cm / 11-inch round pan. Place a sheet of phyllo in the pan and grease well also. Repeat the process until you have 5 filo sheets in the pan. Add the filling and spread it evenly with a spoon.
  • Overlap the excess phyllo that hangs out of the pan on top, in order to cover the filling. Make sure you grease well each phyllo with olive oil. Prick the pie a few times with a knife and bake for approximately 30-45 minutes until the pie gets a nice golden brownish color all over.

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 1mg