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Greek Sandwich Bites

 Greek Sandwich Bites
Here’s an appetizer that tastes just like traditional spanakopita, but it’s much less work to make. —Lynn Scully, Rancho Santa Fe, California
16 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 8 slices Italian bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • 4 teaspoons butter, softened

Directions

  • In a large nonstick skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add
  • garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the spinach; cook and stir
  • until wilted. Drain. Stir in the feta, pine nuts, salt, pepper and
  • nutmeg.
  • Spread over four bread slices; top with remaining bread. Spread
  • outsides of sandwiches with butter. Grill, uncovered, over medium
  • heat for 3-4 minutes or until bread is browned and cheese is melted,
  • turning once. Cut each sandwich into quarters. Yield: 16 appetizers.
Nutritional Facts: 1 appetizer equals 87 calories,

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Greek Sandwich Bites (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer