Spinach and Chickpeas Baked with Greek Feta

Spinach and chickpeas baked with Greek feta is a perfect example of a plant-based Greek recipe that speaks the language of the Mediterranean diet. This is one of many Greek vegetarian recipes that are robust, delicious, and really healthy! There’s a generous amount of extra virgin Greek olive oil in this Greek spinach-chickpea recipe, but it’s the feta that closes the deal, especially when it’s melted and swirled into the casserole. This is one of those healthy Greek spinach recipes that takes the concept of creamed spinach to a whole other level!
10 min
40 min



  1. Lightly oil a 12- or 14-inch round or square baking dish that’s about 2 inches deep. Place the spinach in the dish, in layers, sprinkling each layer lightly with salt and then kneading it a little so that it loses volume.
  2. Mix in the chickpeas, onion, garlic, dill, and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper and dampen with a little more olive oil.
  3. Nestle the feta square in the middle of the spinach mixture. Bake for about 35 – 40 minutes, or until the feta is soft and melty and the vegetables all melded together and wilted nicely. Remove from oven, swirl in the feta and serve.

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