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Chickpea Bourekia    Veg  HT  HD  PFC  Greek  45mins

Serves 4-8 as part of a Mezethes plate     Hot Vegetarian Vegetables  Alcohol  Pulses    Starter Appetizer  Hors d'oeuvre   Party Food  Buffet  Greece Mediterranean Europe

225g/8oz cooked Chickpeas
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1 Onion, finely chopped
1 Garlic Clove, finely chopped
2 Tomatoes, finely chopped
Salt and Black Pepper
120ml/4fl.oz Dry White Wine
125g/5oz Feta Cheese, crumbled
1 tbsp freshly chopped Coriander
1 Egg, beaten
225g/8oz Filo Pastry
Olive oil, as needed


1. Preheat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas Mark 5 and line 2-3 baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Place the chickpeas in a large mixing bowl and roughly mash. Set aside.

3. Heat the olive oil in a medium sized pan, add the onion and garlic and sauté, stirring from time to time, until the onion is soft and transparent.

4. Add the tomatoes, salt and pepper, mix well then add the wine and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

5. Stir in the cheese, chickpeas, coriander and egg and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Set aside.

6. Cut the filo pastry into rectangles about 10 x 20cm /4 x 8 inches. Brush one sheet with a little olive oil (covering the remaining sheets with a damp tea towel to prevent them drying out) then place a tablespoonful of the filling at one end of a sheet (about 2.5cm/1 inch from the edges). 

7. Fold over the sides and nearest end of the filo then roll the pastry into a sausage shape. Place seam side down on the baking sheet then repeat with the remaining pastry and filling. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. Serve hot.

Why not double the quantity and serve with cocktails or at parties.


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Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

Slice to -  To cut food, such as bread, meat, fish or vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.

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Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Chopping Knife

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Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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