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Greek Spinach Dip

This savory Greek spinach dip takes its flavor cues from spanakopita. Serve it with warm pita bread or crisp crudités.

Sunset MARCH 2009

  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)
  • Total: 20 Minutes

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

Preparation

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.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 86
  • Calories from fat: 68%
  • Protein: 3.7g
  • Fat: 6.5g
  • Saturated fat: 3.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 3.6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sodium: 227mg
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
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