Persian Spinach and Yogurt Dip (Borani Esfanaj)

  • DrSpeech Posted: 12/20/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Even though I'm rating this as only 3 stars, I will probably try to make this again with a few changes. For some odd reason, the cinnamon in this was quite powerful in my opinion, and tasted out of place--so that will be the first thing to go in round 2. Next, I added about 1-2 tsp dried dill and 1-2 tsp lemon juice, both of which really helped this along, but it still needed something extra: enter 1 cup asiago cheese. The cheese I think really made a world of difference; not ideal if youre looking for low-fat dips, but certainly better for you than traditional cheese spreads. And you can't go wrong with non-fat plain greek yogurt--always a health winner.

  • olivia1977 Posted: 04/23/11
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Love this dip.... I just made it to serve as an app for Easter dinner tomorrow, but I'm not sure it will last until then! I may add some lemon to the dish because I think it needs a tiny bit of acidity, but overall, I think it is GREAT! I LOVE that it uses greek yogurt (I use Greek Yogurt for everything from sandwich spreads to taco toppings)!


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