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Greek Sandwich Bites Recipe

Greek Sandwich Bites Recipe

Here’s an appetizer that tastes just like traditional spanakopita, but it’s much less work to make. —Lynn Scully, Rancho Santa Fe, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:16 servings

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

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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, 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 Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer