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These green and gorgeous spinach crepes are absolutely delicious – filled with juicy oyster mushrooms and a classic rich basil pesto. You’ll love them.

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Spinach Crepes with Mushrooms, Basil Pesto & Tahini Dressing | Rebel Recipes (2)

I’m writing up this recipe sitting in a boiling and steamy spa at my sister’s birthday celebration.

I’m stealing five minutes to write it up while the girls have headed to the ice room! Eek.

I’ve been meaning to post this for a while as it’s one of my favourite versions of my ever versatile buckwheat pancakes/Crepes/flatbreads. A beautifully green spinach version.

Did you know that buckwheat is traditionally used for crepes in France and I first tasted them many years ago at a cute little creperie?

Since then I’ve been a huge fan of buckwheat flour with its earthy taste, high amounts of nutrients and the fact that it’s naturally gluten-free. I made my crepes gorgeously green with spinach, but you can add in any herbs or leaves you want. I love; coriander, basil and rocket.

In terms of fillings, I decided on fat and juicy oyster mushrooms and a classic rich basil pesto with lots of nutritional yeast for that lovely savoury cheesy flavour–absolutely delicious.

Here’s a few of my other favourite combinations;
Red pepper dip and cashew cheese
Beetroot hummus with hazelnut dukka
Kale pesto and Slaw
Edamame dip with salad
Hummus with ratatouille
Dipped into dal
And a delicious beetroot version!

Spinach Crepes with Mushrooms, Basil Pesto & Tahini Dressing | Rebel Recipes (3)

These green and gorgeous spinach crepes are absolutely delicious - filled with juicy oyster mushrooms and a classic rich basil pesto. You’ll love them.

Prep time: 15 minutes mins

Cook time: 10 minutes mins

2 servings

4.75 from 4 votes

Ingredients

For the crepes

  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 5 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 handfuls spinach blitzed in a mini chopper of chopped finely.
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Twist black pepper

For the mushrooms

  • 2 cups mushrooms of choice–chopped a little
  • Splash olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Twist black pepper

For the pesto

  • 2 tbsp pine nuts
  • 2 big handfuls of basil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Twist black pepper
  • Splash olive oil
  • Water to loosen

For the toppings

  • Lemon tahini dressing
  • Dukka

Instructions

To make the crepes

  • Add the flour, spinach, spices and seasoning to a large bowl. Stir to combine. Add in the water, olive oil and vinegar. Mix to a smooth batter. Set aside for 10 minutes.

  • Add a little oil to the base of a non-stick small frying pan. Add 1/4 cup of the batter to the pan and swirl around the bottom so you get an even crepe.

  • Cook on a medium heat for approximately 2 minutes until there are bubbles in the crepe and you can lift over to flip easily.

  • Flip and cook on the other side for 30 seconds to a minute

  • Remove from the pan and place on and cover with a clean cloth to keep warm.

  • Repeat the process with the rest of the batter.

For the beetroot version

  • Add 1/4 cup grated fresh beetroot instead of the spinach.

To cook the mushrooms

  • Add the oil and mushrooms to a small pan, fry on a medium heat for a few minutes until soft and browning slightly.

  • Turn off the heat and season well.

To make the pesto

  • Add all the ingredients to your food processor or high-speed blender and blitz until everything is combined to the texture you prefer. You may need to scrape the sides down a few times.

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42 Responses

  1. Spinach Crepes with Mushrooms, Basil Pesto & Tahini Dressing | Rebel Recipes (11)
    These are SO flavourful! I love them! Has anyone tried making the crepes ahead and freezing?

    Reply

    1. So happy you liked! xxx

      Reply

  2. Spinach Crepes with Mushrooms, Basil Pesto & Tahini Dressing | Rebel Recipes (12)
    Hello,
    Just made these….the flavors are fantastic! The crepes were a little thick more like pancakes, but will definitely make again.
    Thank you!
    Carmen

    Reply

  3. This recipe sounds lovely, can’t wait to try it! Do you have any idea what the calorie count might be? Thanks!

    Reply

    1. Sadly not.
      Best
      Niki x

      Reply

  4. Beautiful recipe! What could be used in place of the pine nuts for the pesto recipe? We have allergies to pine notes and cashews. Thanks!

    Reply

    1. Hi Amanda
      Thank you!
      You can use use hazelnuts, brazils or sunflower seeds.
      Much love
      Niki xxx

      Reply

  5. These look delicious but am baffled by nutritional yeast. Would I but that in a health shop?

    Reply

    1. Hi Julie
      Yes absolutely or just search on line.
      Hope you can find, but if not you can leave out.
      Love
      Niki x

      Reply

  6. Hi Niki

    This looks gorgeous.

    Ingredients say 1/2 cup buckwheat but directions refer to flour. Do we grind the groats to make a flour and then measure 1/2 cupful?

    Have also written a question about your banana and baobab porridge which seems to have no banana in the ingredients list. Maybe I’m missing something there too.

    Many thanks

    Helen

    Reply

    1. Hi Helen
      I used pre ground buckwheat flour for these but you can definitely grind your own. You need 1/2 cup for the recipe.

      I’ll check out your comment on the porridge
      Love
      Niki xx

      Reply

  7. I have made these twice now and they are absolutely delicious, looking forward to trying more of your recipes Niki

    Reply

    1. Hi Diane
      Fantastic news!
      Thanks so much
      Niki xx

      Reply

  8. Would this work with spelt flour instead?

    Reply

    1. Hi Erin
      Yes definitely!
      Xx

      Reply

  9. I’m a bit confused with the crêpes ingredients as there’s no flour… Is it buckwheat flour?

    Thanks!

    Can’t wait to try it

    Reply

    1. Hi Amaya
      Yes absolutely! Added now
      Xx

      Reply

      1. The instructions in the gray box still refer to “1/2 cup buckwheat,” not “1/2 cup buckwheat flour.” It is possible the correction wasn’t added? Thank you for clarifying.

        Reply

        1. Yes its flour xx

          Reply

  10. Hi

    Thanks for the recipe. I just tried by using frozen spinach but they don’t hold much during the cooking. I suppose fresh leaves are preferable?

    Reply

    1. Hi Pascale
      Yes, I think there’s too much liquid in frozen spinach so the batter will be affected.
      Much love
      Niki x

      Reply

  11. Gorgeous photographs! I cannot wait to begin trying out some of these recipes. My question for the crepes is do you think we can sub buckwheat flour for almond flour?

    Reply

    1. Thanks so much Poe!
      I haven’t tried using almond flour. I would recommend trying with a small amount first.
      Gram flour is a great substitute.

      Best, Niki xx

      Reply

  12. Hi Niki, when you sat two servings – do you mean 2 crepes? Thanks x

    Reply

    1. Hi Anandi
      You should get 4 small crepes, 2 each.
      Best
      Niki x

      Reply

  13. Do you know if you can freeze the crepes, want to do them for a dinner party

    Reply

    1. Hi Jill
      I haven’t tried but I don’t think they would be as good. You can definitely make the batter before hand though.
      Let me know how they are if you do freeze.
      Best wishes
      Niki x

      Reply

  14. Can I use all pourpose flour or wheat flour?

    Reply

    1. Yes you sure can. Would be delicious.
      Best wishes
      Niki

      Reply

  15. Love all of these versions can’t wait to try them, thank you for sharing your recipes

    Reply

    1. Hi Irina
      I’m really glad you like them. My pleasure.
      Love, Niki xx

      Reply

  16. Love these stunning crepes Niki! I love anything with spinach (the greener the better for me), so these ones are definite winners! Xx

    Reply

    1. Hey Tania
      Thank you so much! i couldn’t agree more. Its all about the green.
      Lots of love, Niki xxx

      Reply

  17. Hello! For the crepes, when you say buckwheat, do you mean buckwheat flour or buckwheat in its grain form? I have both but was curious as to which one you used? Thank you!

    Reply

    1. Hi Melody
      Yes, buckwheat flour. Ill pop that on now.
      Enjoy
      Love, Niki x

      Reply

      1. Can raw buckwheat groats be ground up into flour for this recipe? Your photos are beautiful ..

        Thank you

        Reply

        1. Hi Chloe
          Thank you!
          Ooh so sorry I haven’t tried. I use Doves Farm organic flour.
          Love Niki xx

          Reply

  18. How do they keep so nice together? My buckwheat puncakes are always fall to pieces, even if I use flaxseed flour. What can be the reason?

    Reply

    1. Hi Oksana
      Maybe add a little oil to the batter and leave the batter for 15 minutes or so before cooking.
      Good luck
      Love, Niki x

      Reply

    2. Howdy

      I don’t like mushrooms what would be an alternative with the crepes thanks so much

      Reply

      1. Hi Di
        Just as good with other fillings like courgette or peppers would be lovely.
        Love
        Niki xxx

        Reply

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