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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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    16 appetizers

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 4 bread slices; top with remaining bread. Spread outsides of sandwiches with butter. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat until bread is browned and cheese is melted, turning once, 3-4 minutes. Cut each sandwich into quarters.
Nutrition Facts
1 appetizer: 87 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.
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