Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Turkish Spinach and Yogurt Meze



Here is an absolutely delicious and healthy recipe for my Turkish spinach and yogurt meze.  "Meze" refers to a selection of small dishes that are served in the Middle East, Mediterranean and Balkan regions.  You can enjoy meze as an appetizer or for any meal-- breakfast, lunch or dinner.  This is one of my go-to snacks whether I'm at work, home or when we are entertaining our friends.  They love it!  And it's packed with nutrients- Vitamins K, A, C, B2, manganese, folate, iron, calcium and the list goes on!  I like to serve it with oven warmed naan or pita-- YUM!  And it is SO simple to make so the excuses "I don't have time to cook", "I don't know how to cook" or "I don't feel like cooking" don't apply :-)


ENJOY!




Ingredients:
1.5 cups cooked spinach (either frozen or fresh baby spinach chopped)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 lemon wedges
1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt

Directions:
1.  If using frozen spinach follow the instruction on the box to cook.  If fresh spinach, you'll start at the next step.

2.  Sauté shallot in olive oil for just a minute or two- it should be translucent, not browning.  

3.  Add chopped spinach, dill and salt and sauté for another few minutes until all of the water evaporates.

4.  Place in a bowl or on a plate as below and refrigerate for at least 30-45 minutes.  

5.  Serve alongside warm naan or pita and lemon wedges.  When ready to eat, add lemon juice to spinach.  You're in for a treat!





1 comment:

J Crichton said...

Hello! I tried making this today and it was wonderful. Thank you so much for your recipe collection, they are very accessible and tasty as well as healthy. I look forward to trying all of them.