Spanokopita (Non-Dairy)

SpanokopitaIngredients:

1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 package frozen chopped spinach (10 oz), thawed, drained & squeezed dry
1 package firm tofu, drained, any texture
1 tablespoon fresh dill or 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon both salt and pepper
1 vegan fresh or thawed 16 oz. package phyllo dough
1/2 cup melted vegan margarine

Directions:

  1. Saute the onions in the olive oil over medium heat until tender and golden. Remove skillet from heat.
  2. Place tofu in a mixing bowl and crumble with a fork. Add dill, lemon juice, salt and pepper, onions, and spinach. Stir thoroughly to combine. Taste the seasonings and adjust until it is just right.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 F. Remove half of the phyllo dough from the package and cover the rest with plastic wrap and/or a damp towel to prevent it from drying out. Brush the bottom and sides of a 13” X 9” glass baking dish with the melted margarine. Place 2 phyllo sheets in the dish and press in lightly. Lightly brush with margarine, making sure to get the edges and top with 2 more sheets & continue repeating until you have used half of the package of phyllo dough
  4. Spread the spinach mixture in dish on top of the phyllo dough. Top with remaining phyllo dough in the same way as before, tucking or rolling in the excess edges when finished. Bake 45 minutes until golden brown and filling is hot. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy as appetizers by cutting in small triangles or diamond shapes. 
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