Triple Cheese & Mint Sambousak

By yasmine • June 14, 2015

4 servings
30 min
Triple Cheese & Mint Sambousak

The beauty of this recipe is that you can make of it what you like. We use three cheeses to make sure the filling is salty (baramili), melted (the cream cheese which melts while cooking) and well balanced (white cheese). You can substitute any cheese and still achieve the best cheesy minty sambousek filling. You can freeze the sambousek for up to a month or keep it in the fridge for a couple of days.


  • 1 pack filo pastry (rectangular for sambousak) - جلاش
  • 100 gram baramili white cheese - جبنة براميلي
  • 50 gram cream cheese - جبن كريمى
  • 100 gram white cheese unsalted (can be substituted for feta cheese) - جبنة بيضاء ملح خفيف
  • 1/2 lime - ليمون بلدي
  • 2-3 tablespoon dried mint (powdered) - نعناع مجفف/ ناشف
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil - زيت زيتون
  • 2 cup sunflower oil (for deep-frying) - زيت عباد الشمس

Step by step

  1. Mix the three cheeses, the mint, the juice of half a lime and olive oil. Make sure the mix is creamy and not too watery.
  2. Stretch one piece of the rectangular filo in front of you and put about 2 teaspoons from the mixture at the bottom of it without being close to the edges. Take one bottom corner of the pastry in your hands and fold it over the mixture. Then hold the other corner and fold over to the front. Keep repeating until the filo is all folded into a sambousak. Make sure they filling is well covered and not oozing out in order not to stain and ruin the frying oil.
  3. Heat the sunflower oil in a medium pot, and deep-fry the sambousek (for 10 minutes max) making sure they're golden on both sides.


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4 responses to “Triple Cheese & Mint Sambousak”

  1. Linz says:

    Can you add some step by step pictures?I can never get the folding part right 🙁

  2. yasmine says:

    Will try my best to add step by step pics! I also just recently learned a great trick to stick it together better. Cover some flour with water, it becomes slimy and sticky. Use that as a glue for the last fold of the sambousak. Will update the recipe accordingly.

  3. Yasmine Eiran says:

    You also need to add the cream cheese to the ingredients list 🙂 would kiri work?

  4. yasmine says:

    Ooops. Will do it right now! Thanks for the shout out! Kiri would definitely make it all goey and rich! Go for it.

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