Kolobaropita (bare summer pie)

Kolombaropita is a traditional pie from the region of Makedonia. The name comes from the word “kolombaros” which means “nude” in the local dialect. This is because this pie is baked without any dough. “The nude pie”


2.2lb. (1klg) zucchini
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
2tsp salt
3tbsp rice
10 spearmint leaves
1 egg
2oz (70ml) olive oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup breadcrumbs
½ cup cinnamon
3tbsp melted butter


In a pot, grate the zucchini.
Finely chop the spearmint and add to the zucchini together with the breadcrumbs.
Add the egg and mix.
Mix in the flour till you have a pulp like a thick batter.
Wet a baking pan with olive oil in and dust it with flour.
Add the mixture of the zucchini in the pan and dust it again with flour.
Drizzle with the butter on top of the pie.
Bake it in preheated oven at 360F (180o) for 50 minutes.

Recipe and photo by: Stella Spanou

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