Fatayer Bisabanikh (Spinach Pastry) Sambosic



  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • Dash of salt


  • 2 1/2 pounds chopped spinach
  • 3 chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon each sumac, salt and pepper


  1. Sift flour then mix with oil. Add remaining dough ingredients and mix well. Knead until dough is smooth.
  2. Roll dough very thin and cut into 3-inch circles.
  3. Mix the filling ingredients. Take tablespoon of filling mixture and put on each circle. Take each circle and close into the shape of three lines. Secure ends.
  4. Dip each piece into vegetable oil and put into pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes until brown.
  6. Serve as an appetizer either cold or warm.

Source: One Thousand and One Delights by Nahda Salah