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Greek Spinach Dip

Photo: James Baigrie; Randy Mon

Total time 20 mins
Yield 2 1/2 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)
This savory Greek spinach dip takes its flavor cues from spanakopita. Serve it with warm pita bread or crisp crudités.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped shallots
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 12 ounces spinach leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup finely crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 86
  • caloriesfromfat 68 %
  • protein 3.7 g
  • fat 6.5 g
  • satfat 3.2 g
  • carbohydrate 3.6 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • sodium 227 mg
  • cholesterol 10 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add shallots, onions, and garlic and cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add spinach and cook, stirring often, until wilted, about 2 minutes.

  2. Using a slotted spoon, scoop spinach into a food processor; pulse until roughly puréed, about 5 pulses. Add remaining ingredients except pepper, pulse once just to combine, then season to taste with pepper.

  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Cook's Notes

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