Preparation Time 20 min
Cooking Time 60 min
Persons 4


Remove the pits from the olives and slice them. Add the chopped onion, the spearmint and let the mixture rest for a while. Mix the flour with the water and baking powder into a bowl, add the olive oil and the olive mixture. Stir by hand until the dough becomes uniform. Grease a baking sheet with olive oil, place the dough and bake the olive pie for 60 minutes in 180˚ C. When the pie is cooked, sprinkle grated sfela cheese on top and serve.

Celebrations and special occasions:

The olive pie was easy and quick to prepare.  During the olive harvest, it was the food which the villagers would take along as a snack to their olive groves.

Nutritional value:

The olive pie is rich in complex carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and various trace elements. The addition of olives and extra virgin olive oil significantly increases its nutritional value.

Source: Mania Exintavelonis


  • 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup of black olives
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 2 cups of warm water
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tablespoon of dried spearmint
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder