Tuesday, September 14, 2010, Issue No. 314
A Different Take on Spinach
- 2 (10-oz) bags or bunches fresh spinach
- 2 tsp. canola oil
- 1/2 cup chopped scallions, white and green parts
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- 1 tsp. mild curry powder
- 1 (6-ounce) container reduced-fat (2%) Greek-style yogurt
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- Ground black pepper, to taste
Separate spinach leaves from their tough stems. Rinse well in cold water. Shake off most but not all water clinging to leaves.
Set heavy, large skillet over medium-high heat. Pile moist spinach into pan, heaping generously. Using tongs, turn and mix spinach until it collapses, about 2 minutes. Keep adding spinach until it all fits into pan. When spinach is dark green and al dente, transfer to a colander. Rinse and wipe out pan, and set aside.
Let spinach cool. Squeeze out as much moisture as possible, a handful at a time. On cutting board, coarsely chop spinach.
Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add scallions and garlic and sauté until scallions are tender, 3-4 minutes. Mix in curry powder and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute. Add spinach and stir to combine. Mix in yogurt, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, just until spinach is heated through, 3 minutes. Do not let it start to bubble. Adjust seasoning to taste with salt and pepper. Serve hot or warm.
Makes 4 servings.
Per serving: 93 calories, 4 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 g carbohydrates,
8 g protein, 3 g dietary fiber, 435 mg sodium.
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