Greek pies are famous

Greek pies are famous!
But also a big chapter in Greek cooking culture.

You can eat them as

  • main dish
  • breakfast
  • dinner
  • offer as a side dish to coffee or tea
  • eat it in a picnic
  • when taking a break from work
  • when taking a break while walking to the mountain

Do you need any more information?
You can eat them everywhere and on any occasion!

What is a “pita”?

But what do we truly mean when saying pies?
In Greek, we call it “pita” or in plural “pites”.

What is a “pita”?

An excellent way to create a dish with numerous ingredient options. Usually according to season and place of origin.

A dish that its main ingredient is flour.
Either like a phyllo or like a semiliquid batter.
Either one, in many options.

4 benefits of a pita

Also, an easy way to feed many people in a tasty way and low cost.

  • feed many people
  • use almost any ingredient in the house
  • easy to make
  • low costXortopita

Let us make a truly easy “xortopita”.

Every territory has its own kind of pita, every woman her own way to make the difference.
There are “pites” that are really easy to make and some that really need exceptional knowledge and practice.

Let us make a truly easy “xortopita”.

For the filling, you will need 400-500 gr of green of your preference.
The more kinds you put the better will taste!
I used spinach, chard, leek, onion, fresh onion, chervil-french parsley, tordylium apulum-kafkalithra , dill, mint.
Of course, you can add feta cheese, but as it is a fest period for Easter right now, I didn’t.

For the batter, you will use
½ kg whole grain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
5 tbsp virgin olive oil
Water (~ 2 cups)

Greek green pie or to be correct “pita”
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  • spinach
  • chard
  • leek
  • onion
  • fresh onion
  • chervil-french parsley
  • tordylium apulum-kafkalithra
  • dill
  • mint
  • flour batter
  • ½ kg flour (I used whole wheat flour)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp virgin olive oil
  • Water (~ 2 cups)


  1. Wash thoroughly all the green, chop them into medium pieces (like for a salad).
  2. Put them in a bowl and add 1 teaspoon salt.
  3. Press and squeeze them with your hands so they will wither.
  4. Squeeze them out with your hands for any excess water. Throw it.
  5. Add some black pepper.
  6. Mix the flour with baking powder, salt, olive oil and more or less 2 cups of water (the water depends on the flour you use).
  7. You need a semiliquid batter.
  8. Put some oil on a baking pan and add the half batter.
  9. Add the green mixture over it with your hands. All over the surface.
  10. Pour the rest batter all over the green.
  11. Pour over some olive oil.
  12. Bake it in 200-220 (according to your oven) in preheated oven for about an hour.
  13. In the middle of the baking, I put some more oil on the top.
Cuisine: Greek | Recipe Type: pita


“I use a big round baking pan in order to make the pita thin and crispy!!”


“I use a big round baking pan in order to make the pita thin and crispy!!”