Spinach & Goat’s Cheese Fatayer

Spinach And Goat’s Cheese Fatayer Recipe | Ramadan And Eid Recipes ...

Take a look at this energizing Ramadan recipe, and it might see you through the upcoming month of fasting.

Fatayer are found across the Middle East, filled with spinach, cheese and sometimes meat, and they’re not dissimilar to mini pizzas. You will find them in almost every household during Ramadan, for breaking fast.


This recipe requires 60 mins Preparation & Cooking time. Serves Makes 22.



  • 65g soft goats cheese#ad
  • 3 x 145g packs pizza base mix
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 300g baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp sumac or ½ lemon, zested
  • 60g pine nuts (optional)
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 medium egg, beaten



  • Make up the pizza base mixes to pack instructions. Knead for 5 mins until smooth, then divide into 22 equal pieces (about 30g each). Shape into balls and transfer to lined baking trays. Set aside in a warm place for 10 mins.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the onion for 5 mins, then add the spinach and stir to wilt. Add the remaining ingredients, apart from the cheese and egg, and stir well. Cook over a medium-high heat for 5-6 mins until most of the liquid has disappeared, then remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Roll a dough ball into an oval about 10cm long, then spoon 1 tbsp filling into the centre, leaving a border around the edge. Firmly pinch together the sides at each end to create a boat shape, then transfer to a lined baking tray. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling.
  • Crumble the cheese#ad over the fatayer and brush the edges with beaten egg. Bake for 16-20 mins until golden, then serve.


Freezing and defrosting guidelines:

  • In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date.
  • Freeze the dough only. Not suitable for freezing once baked