I am obsessed with my Feta Spring Flatbreads! They're filled with mint, spinach, feta, and garlic, a perfect side for a spring day feast. The bread only requires two ingredients and is really simple to make, enjoy!
These stuffed Feta Flatbreads went viral thanks to you all! They're such a delicious recipe and one which I'm really proud of!
About This Recipe
I love spring and all that comes with it, including the produce. So, this recipe is inspired by Spring ingredients, stuffed into a gorgeously comforting 2 ingredient flatbread. It's fresh, tasty, and the perfect side dish to any spring feast or dinner party you have coming up! This recipe is also one of my most viral recipes, with over 21 million views on social media!?!
Why You'll Love My Stuffed Flatbreads
- COMFORTING - These stuffed feta spring flatbreads are so comforting. They're an absolute crowd-pleaser but also great for if you just fancy making a quick snack!
- SIMPLE - This recipe only requires a handful of ingredients! It's also super versatile so you can fill them with whatever you want really!
- PREPABLE - Another great thing about this recipe is that they're prepable i.e. they work great if you prep them in advance and then just fry them off when you're ready to eat them. They can also be frozen too!
If you're a fan of zesty dishes like this one, you might love my One-Pan Lemon Boursin Pasta! It's honestly so incredibly and would go really well with these feta flatbreads!
You'll only need a handful of ingredients for these Feta Spring Flatbreads! The bread only needs two ingredients: self-raising flour and greek yoghurt...it's as easy as that!
The filling requires a few more, but you can add in or leave out whatever you fancy.
- Feta - Feta is a Greek brined white cheese made from sheep's milk or from a mixture of sheep and goat's milk. Crumbly with a soft and slightly grainy texture, it's the perfect filling for these feta spring flatbreads as it provides a great tangy flavour and a soft creamy texture.
- Cream cheese - to ensure all the ingredients stick together and to make it easy to assemble the flatbreads, cream cheese is a great addition to the filling. It adds creaminess and a slight sweetness to the filling.
- Mint - fresh mint leaves are what you want for this recipe as they bring the most flavour. However, you can also use dried mint leaves if you don't have fresh ones.
- Spinach - spinach and feta go so well together, so placing them both in a stuffed flatbread works a treat. You want to make sure that the spinach is wilted and then drained of any excess water.
- Garlic - for all you garlic lovers out there, feel free to add as much garlic as you'd like.
- Black pepper - to add a bit of seasoning, this balances out the saltiness from the feta.
If you wanted to create a chunkier filling, you could also add in some crushed peas. This would add sweetness too.
I personally loved serving these with a mixture of mint sauce and olive oil. I thought it gave it an extra spring kick and sweetness!
While the beauty of these stuffed Feta Spring Flatbreads lies in their delightful combination of ingredients, there's always room for a touch of personalisation. Here are some substitution options to consider, allowing you to tailor the flatbreads to your taste preferences:
- Cheese: If you're looking to explore different flavour profiles, consider swapping out the feta cheese for alternatives like goat cheese, ricotta, or even a vegan cheese option. Each choice will bring its own distinct character to the dish.
- Creamy Alternatives: While cream cheese adds creaminess, you can experiment with alternatives like ricotta cheese, mascarpone, or even Greek yogurt for a tangy twist.
- Herb Substitutes: Mint is a star ingredient, but if you'd like to explore other herbs, basil or parsley can offer their own aromatics to the filling.
- Leafy Greens: Spinach is classic, but feel free to introduce other leafy greens such as kale for a different taste and texture, or you could add something completely different as a substitute like crushed peas.
- Additional Add-Ins: For a burst of color and nutrition, consider adding diced peppers, roasted red peppers, or even sun-dried tomatoes to the filling.
Here are some variations of these feta spring flatbreads for you:
- Mediterranean-Inspired: Incorporate ingredients like olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and artichoke hearts for a more Greek-Style dish.
- More Protein: Increase the protein content by adding chopped grilled chicken or sautéed beef to the filling, creating a heartier and more substantial meal.
- Spicy: Infuse the filling by incorporating spices like smoked paprika, cumin, or red pepper flakes. These additions can offer a subtle kick and a boost of extra flavour.
- Vegan: If you'd like to make this dish plant-based, I'd recommend using coconut yoghurt as the substitute for Greek yoghurt. I'd swap out the feta cheese for plant-based feta cheese or tofu (season this generously with salt, pepper, and nutritional yeast). Replace the cream cheese with a vegan alternative.
- Gluten-free: there are so many great gluten-free self-raising flour alternatives out there now. So, I'd recommend getting your favourite gluten free self-raising flour and using that as a substitute for plain white self-raising flour.
Stuffed Feta Flatbreads FAQs
Absolutely! While feta cheese adds a distinct tangy flavor, you can experiment with other cheeses like goat cheese, ricotta, or even vegan cheese alternatives to suit your taste preferences.
Yes! You can prepare the filling in advance and assemble the flatbreads when you're ready to enjoy them. Store the filling in an airtight container in the refrigerator and assemble just before serving for the freshest experience.
To make the flatbreads gluten-free, you can use a gluten-free flour blend instead of self-raising flour. There are many gluten-free flour options available that can yield delicious results.
Absolutely! Feel free to get creative and add ingredients that you love. Chopped sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, or even sautéed mushrooms can be delightful additions to the filling.
Yes, you can use dried mint if you don't have fresh mint on hand. However, keep in mind that the flavour of dried mint can be more concentrated, so adjust the quantity to your taste.
While it's possible to freeze the assembled flatbreads, the texture of the filling may change slightly upon defrosting. If you plan to freeze them, I recommend freezing the filling separately and assembling the flatbreads when you're ready to enjoy them. If you want to freeze the whole flatbread, you can! Just make sure to dust in extra flour, and then let them defrost completely before cooking them.
Yes! Feel free to get creative with the filling by adding your favourite herbs and spices. Experiment with combinations like basil and sun-dried tomatoes or parsley and roasted garlic.
For sure! Simply multiply the ingredients to make a larger batch of the filling.
Once you've cooked the flatbreads, you can store them in an airtight container for up to 4 days. When you want to reheat them, either place them in the oven, fry them on low heat in a frying pan, or place them in the air fryer for 5 minutes on 160C. Microwaving them is also an option but might make them go a bit soggy.
The sauce is simply made from mint sauce (store bought) and olive oil. Just whisk them together in a little bowl and then pour over your feta flatbreads. The recipe is below!
Feel free to reach out if you have any more questions or if you're looking for additional tips on how to make these Feta Spring Flatbreads!
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If You'd Like To See How I Made These Feta Spring Flatbreads
Feta Spring Flatbreads
For The Flatbreads
- 200g self-raising flour
- 170g greek yoghurt
For The Filling
- 100g feta, crushed
- 2 tablespoon cream cheese
- Handful of mint leaves, finely chopped
- 100g spinach, wilted with boiling water, squeezed and roughly chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon mint sauce
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- In a large bowl, add in your self-raising flour and Greek yoghurt. Mix with chopsticks or your hands and then knead for 5 minutes until you have a bouncy soft dough. Add more flour if the dough is too sticky. Cover with cling film and set aside while you make your filling.
- Place all of your filling ingredients into a bowl and combine thoroughly (make sure all the water is strained out of the spinach before adding it to your mixture). Set aside.
- Once your dough has rested, knead it again for 30 seconds and then slice into 4 equal-sized pieces.
- Take one dough ball and lightly flatten with your fingers until its around ¾ inch thick. Place a large tablespoon of the filling into the centre of the dough and then bring in all the corners of the dough into the centre, around the feta mixture, and seal the parcel. Turn the parcel over face down and flatten out the dough with your fingers until the flatbread is around ½ inch thick. Set aside with a sprinkle of flour and repeat for the other flatbreads.
- Place a non-stick dry pan on medium to high heat.
- Gently place your flatbreads into the pan and fry for 3-5 minutes on each side. Keep an eye on them. Flip them over when they go golden-brown.
- Meanwhile, combine your mint sauce and olive oil in a small bowl ready to serve.
- Serve while they're warm or once they've cooled down with your mint sauce and enjoy!