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Middle Eastern Recipes #3 -- Borek

Updated: Mar 9

Middle Eastern Sustainable Recipes You NEED to Try!

"Middle Eastern Sustainable Recipes You NEED to Try!" is a series of yummy recipes made for a more sustainable future. The Middle East is a diverse region, housing not only many diverse cultures but also tons of flavorful foods. This series highlights some of the most famous (and delicious) recipes of the Middle East.

So, without further ado, let's get cooking!


This Turkey Borek recipe combines thick phyllo dough and tangy feta cheese. These light, flaky pastries filled with spinach and feta will make you leave no crumbs on the plate!


  • 1 package phyllo dough

  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled

  • 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped

  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  1. Layer phyllo with oil and fillings

  2. Fold into triangles and brush with oil

  3. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes

Fun Fact: Popular Turkish idioms mention borek. "Borek dökülmek" means to reveal secrets accidentally like filling spilling out.


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