Let’s Make Spinach Cheese Bourekas!

The Fellowship  |  December 1, 2016

Our friends at The Nosher show us how to make a popular Israeli treat: bourekas! You can find bourekas everywhere in Israel – from coffee shops to breakfast diners. And the filling varies from sweet to savory. Try this delicious spinach cheese recipe today.


  • 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed in fridge for 1-2 hours
  • 4 oz feta cheese
  • 4 oz farmers cheese
  • 8 oz frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed to remove excess water
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • sesame seeds


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, combine feta cheese, farmers cheese, spinach, zest and spices. Mix.
  • Cut each sheet of puff pastry into four pieces. (You will have eight bourekas in total).
  • Fold each square of puff pastry in half, trimming edges to ensure a perfect shape.
  • Scoop a heaping tablespoon of cheese filling and place one one side of the puff pastry square. Fold side over creating a traingle.
  • Seal boureka shut using tines of a salad fork.
  • Brush with beaten egg. Top with sesame seeds.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden and crisp on top. Serve warm or room temperature.