Turkish Spinach

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Turkish Spinach
Turkish Spinach
Joy E. Stocke and Angie Brenner

Turkish Spinach

Here's a quick and easy side dish that's packed with nutrients. A simple topping of Greek yogurt, garlic, olive oil, and red pepper flakes sets this side dish apart from other versions of sautéed spinach.

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4
Servings
206
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 large red onion, chopped finely
  • One 14 ½-ounce can crushed or diced tomatoes
  • 2 bunches spinach, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 -2 cloves garlic, grated or minced
  • 1 Cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 -2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon red pepper flakes or cayenne

Directions

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the onion. Cook until softened but not brown, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes just to heat. (Add 1-2 tablespoons water if it is too dry.) Stir in the chopped spinach, and cover with a lid. Cook until wilted, about 1-2 minutes, then remove the lid and cook until all excess water evaporates.

Beat the garlic into the yogurt. If time allows, place in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Place a dollop of the yogurt mixture on top of the spinach. Just before serving, top the yogurt with the olive oil and season with the red pepper flakes or cayenne.

Spinach Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Spinach Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
20%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Protein
11g
23%
Carbs
15g
5%
Vitamin A
828µg
92%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
24.8%
Vitamin C
63mg
100%
Vitamin E
5mg
27%
Vitamin K
831µg
100%
Calcium
263mg
26%
Fiber
6g
26%
Folate (food)
342µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
342µg
86%
Iron
5mg
30%
Magnesium
149mg
37%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
10%
Phosphorus
111mg
16%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
1201mg
34%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
23%
Sodium
871mg
36%
Thiamin (B1)
0.7mg
49.1%
Zinc
1mg
7%

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