Turkish Borek with Spinach & Sweet Potato

by bloomingwithflavors
Vegan Spinach & Sweet Potato Borek - easy to prepare and perfect as a party dish for guests!

This Borek is a very traditional recipe from Turkey, which I prepared in a vegan way. This recipe  very easy and super delicious. It’s one of those meals, which is just perfect when you have guest staying at your place and you are not really sure, when they gonna arrive. As you can eat Borek fresh from the oven or as a cold dish, you are super flexible with the preparation. You can even prepare the Borek, put it into the fridge and bake in the oven at a later point. It’s also a good meal for Parties as it makes a great contribution to a buffet.

Vegan Spinach & Sweet Potato Borek - easy to prepare and perfect as a party dish for guests!

I know exactly when I ate Turkish Borek for the first time. It was while studying and I had this friend, whose boyfriends had some turkish roots. On our regular cooking evenings (at those times we used to watch “Germany’s Next Topmodel” combined with some homemade dishes). So one night we wanted to try some Borek, which we prepared under the instructions of my friends. Well, on those days we used to cook Borek with minced meat and real milk, but I can remember that is used to be super delicious.

Now, years later, I thought it’s a great idea to do a “remake” of Borek as a vegan version. Of course I gave up meat and any other animal products. Instead I combined the typical spinach flavour with a sweet nuance of sweet potato. You can also add some feta cheese if you like. This turkish dish goes very well with a fresh salad, some aubergine and hummus.

Pour milk mixture on Yufka Dough
Preparing the middle layer between Yufka Sheets
Vegan Spinach & Sweet Potato Borek - easy to prepare and perfect as a party dish for guests!

For spices I used Za’atar, which is an arabic spice mixture made of roasted sesame, cumin, sumach, marjoram, oregano and salt. It has a very nice flavor and goes also very well with salads or other arabic dishes.

Vegan Spinach & Sweet Potato Borek - easy to prepare and perfect as a party dish for guests!

Turkish Borek with Spinach & Sweet Potato

This Borek is a very traditional recipe from Turkey, which I prepared in a vegan way. This recipe  very easy and super… Main Dishes Turkish Borek with Spinach & Sweet Potato Turkish Print This
Serves: 4-8 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 200g Spinach
  • 2 Sweet Potato
  • 400g Yufka Dough
  • 1 Onion
  • 100 g vegan butter
  • 300 ml milk
  • 2 tbsp flex seeds
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp Za’atar

Instructions

  1. Bake sweet potatoes in the oven for about 30 min (180°C) until soft.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan. Add onion and fry for about 2 minutes, until lightly brown. Add spinach and let simmer until spinach is collapsing.
  3. Melt the vegan butter. Mix together melted butter with milk, flex seeds and salt.
  4. Place 1 sheet of Yufka dough in a greased baking dish* and brush it with 2 tablespoons of the milk mixture. Now put next layer of Yufka Dough and brush again. Continue until first half of the dough is used.
  5. Put drained spinach with onions and sliced sweet potatoe on the yufka layer**. Also sprinkle 2 tbsp of Za’atar*** on top.
  6. Continue to layer remaining Yufka Dough on top and brush again with milk mixture.
  7. On top, put remaining milk mixture and sprinkle remaining Za’atar***.
  8. Bake at 180°C for about 30 min.

Notes

* I used a baking dish with the size of L=30cm x W=23cm x D=6cm. ** You can also add about 100g of Feta Cheese if you like. *** Arabic Spice Mixture made of roasted sesame, cumin, sumach, marjoram, oregano, and salt

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Vegan Spinach & Sweet Potato Borek - easy to prepare and perfect as a party dish for guests!
Vegan Spinach & Sweet Potato Borek - easy to prepare and perfect as a party dish for guests!
Vegan Spinach & Sweet Potato Borek - easy to prepare and perfect as a party dish for guests!

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