Persian-Style Spinach

Easy Food Recipes and Cooking - Persian-Style Spinach

Serves 8
2 lbs fresh spinach
3 T mild extra-virgin olive oil
1 large yellow onion, chopped
6 garlic cloves, finely minced
6 T fresh mint, chopped
6 T toasted walnuts, chopped
2 cups Greek yogurt (optional)

Persian-Style Spinach

1. Cut off the stems on the spinach, chop the leaves coarsely, and wash them well in a few changes of water to remove all sand, then drain.

2. Heat the oil in a very large sauté pan over moderate heat. Add the onion and cook a few minutes. Add the garlic and spinach leaves; cook in their own moisture, stirring often until the spinach wilts. Add the mint, mix well, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with chopped walnuts and yogurt.

As a salad variation, chill the cooked spinach mixture and fold in the yogurt after the mixture is cold. Top with the chopped walnuts and mint.