Alevropita – A Delicious Greek Flatbread You Need To Try.
Alevropita is a delicious flatbread made with filo pastry sheets, cheese and vegetables. The name “Alevropita” means “olive oil pie”. This recipe uses halloumi cheese as the base for the pie.
Halloumi is a semi-hard white cheese that resembles mozzarella and feta but is more salty and crumbly. It’s perfect for this recipe because it can withstand high heat without melting into gooey droplets on your plate!
This dish, which hails from the Epirus area in northwest Greece, is a classic example of how to create something wonderful out of practically nothing. This wonderful, soft, thin flat bread doesn’t even need yeast or other leaveners, making it the ideal last-minute treat with no need for previous preparation!
This flat bread begins with a straightforward egg batter, is topped with some crumbled Greek feta cheese, and is then baked in a very hot oven. The outcome is a quick-to-prepare meal with a rustic appearance that is buttery and aromatic. You may also shred a small zucchini, skin and all, into the batter for more texture. Before supper, serve the bread cut into little squares to your guests along with a glass of crisp, dry wine. Alternatively, prepare it as a quick meal to go with a fresh green salad. Kids can also enjoy it as a tasty (and quick) after-school snack. Both adults and kids will gobble the entire pan in no time!
1 small eggplant, sliced into thin round slices (16 slices)
To make this, you’ll need:
- 1 small eggplant, sliced into thin round slices (16 slices)
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup flour
- salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
In a small mixing bowl, add the 2 cups of flour, salt and baking powder. Add the 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil and mix with your hands until all ingredients are combined.
You can use any kind of extra-virgin olive oil for this recipe, but I prefer to use Greek Kalamata Olive Oil or California Olive Ranch’s Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil because it gives a rich depth of flavor that pairs well with the cheese and herbs used in this recipe.
1 12 ounce package halloumi cheese, sliced into 16 rounds or cut into small matchsticks
Halloumi cheese is a semi-hard, brined cheese from Cyprus. It’s named after the city of Halloumi on the island of Cyprus where it has been made for over 2,000 years. The unique texture and flavor of halloumi comes from being cooked before being eaten—it can be grilled, sautéed or fried (similar to an egg).
Halloumi is also a good source of calcium and protein which makes this Greek Alevropita Baked Cheese Flatbread perfect for any diet!
1 package filo pastry sheets (1 pound)
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
3/4 cup diced green onion tops
1 stick (1/4 pound) unsalted butter, melted
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
Feta cheese is a type of cheese made from sheep’s milk, or a mixture of sheep and goat’s milk. It is a crumbly, white cheese with a slightly salty taste.
Seeds from 2 pomegranates (about 2 cups)
- Place pomegranate on its side.
- Using a sharp knife, cut the pomegranate in half vertically through the middle.
- Turn it over and repeat in sections so you have 4 quarters of pomegranate.
- Hold a quarter in your hand and using both hands, pull apart each individual section until you can see all the seeds. If they are still attached to their membranes, use your fingers or a spoon to gently remove them without breaking them up too much as they can be eaten whole!
- Drain off any excess juice into a bowl for later use in recipes like homemade salad dressing or vinaigrettes.
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
Mint is a popular ingredient in Greek cooking and it adds a great flavor to this simple bread.
This is a delicious recipe based on traditional Greek food.
Greek food is very popular in the United States. It’s based on the Mediterranean diet, which is healthy and delicious. This recipe is easy to make and inexpensive!
The Alevropita is a traditional Greek dish that is delicious and easy to make. The recipe for this baked cheese flatbread can be found here. You’ll find that it’s an incredibly simple process, but the end result will wow your taste buds!