Mar 13, 2012

Go Green!

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Guess I'd better post something green.  Don't want to get pinched!

Creamy Spinach w/ Feta from Apples for Jam by Tessa Kiros

Spinach is my favorite vegetable and this recipe didn't disappoint.  The title tells you what you need to know--spinach, creamy from loads of feta.  This was a great side dish.  Truth be told, I could have made a meal out of it. long as I'm telling the truth...I did make a meal out of it, tossing the leftovers with pasta the next day.

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Creamy Spinach w/ Feta
from Apples for Jam by Tessa Kiros

4 c water
10 c firmly packed spinach leaves, roughly chopped
4 Tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, peeled but left whole
1 c crumbled feta
1/3 c grated Parmesan cheese, plus a few Tbsp for topping
fresh ground black pepper

*After cooking the spinach, save the broth for cooking rice or risotto

Put about 4 cups of water in a large pot, add a little salt, and bring to a boil.  Add the spinach, return to a boil, then simmer for just about a minute, until the spinach has wilted.  Drain, reserving the water.

Put the olive oil and garlic cloves in a large frying pan over medium heat.  When you can smell the garlic, add the spinach, turning it over with a wooden spoon to collect the oil.  Add the feta and 1/2 c of the spinach water.  Mix the feta through, mashing it in with the spoon so it dissolves.  Still at medium heat, saute for a couple of minutes until everything has blended together and there is only a bit of liquid left in the pot.  Remove from the heat, stir in the Parmesan, and taste for salt.  Serve with black pepper and additional Parmesan on top.  Serves 6.


  1. I love the combo spinach and feta!!!It is always delicious!

  2. This takes cream of spinach to a whole new delicious level!

  3. I eyed this recipe for a long time and only went with the asparagus recipe because it was cheaper. This spinach dish just looks so yummy though and I'm literally obsessed with feta at the moment. Definitely going to have to try this.

  4. I love spinach too. Spinach and feta are just perfect together.

  5. Mmm, I love creamy cheesy spinach! And what a great idea to combine it with your pasta. ☺

  6. What a great side dish. Love the combination of feta and spinach and the idea of stirring the leftovers through pasta the next day.

  7. I think tossing it with the pasta is genius! Mmm... ;-)

  8. Spinach and feta is one of my absolute favourite combos - add a bit of parmesan into the mix and it sounds like heaven. Love that you tossed the leftovers through some pasta.

    Thanks for sharing this at Cookbook Sundays xo


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