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Spinach with Feta Dressing

Spinach with Feta Dressing

I often find myself thinking that dinner is just not complete without a green vegetable. One of my favorite green vegetables is spinach and I decided to have some with my lemon roasted chicken dinner. Since I was going with some Greek flavours with the rest of the meal I decided go continue with the theme for the spinach. This spinach was inspired by the spinach filling of spanakopita. The spinach was pretty tasty. I really enjoyed the spinach, feta, lemon and dill flavour combination. I will be making this again and now I really need want to try making the spanakopita.

Ingredients:
1 bunch spinach (rinsed)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon feta (crumbled into fine bits)
1/2 tablespoon dill (chopped)
salt and pepper to taste
1 green onion (chopped, optional)

Directions:
1. Steam the spinach until wilted.
2. Rinse the spinach in cold water to stop the cooking and drain.
3. Mix the olive oil, lemon juice, feta, dill, salt and pepper in a bowl.
4. Mix the dressing and green onions into the spinach.

Similar Recipes:
Spanakorizo (Greek Spinach Rice)
Seasoned Spinach
Spinach with Miso and Mustard Sauce
Spinach with Black Sesame Paste
Spinach and Feta Lasagna (aka Spanakopita Lasagna)

23 comments:

Patsyk said...

That looks like such an obvious and simple combination, but I don't think I would have come up with it on my own. I'll have to remember that one day this week since we still have some fresh spinach left for salads and such.

Lisa said...

An ideal vegetarian side dish from one of my favorite blogs. Simply perfect.

Maryann said...

Lovely green :)

AnticiPlate said...

this look delicious. i love wilted spinach!!!

LisaRene said...

Your meals are certainly no longer boring, look how you jazzed up spinach! Nice job, I really like the addition of dill.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Your photo makes me want to grab a fork and start eating!

Jenny said...

Mmmm,
Spinach and feta, 2 of my favorite foods. I've got to give this a try, all these ingredients are sitting in my fridge!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

Looks absolutely gorgeus...i love spinach and feta...hmm healthy + yummy

tigerfish said...

You have a healthy dinner there.

Pixie said...

Yummy looking spinach and also love your lemon potato recipe below. :)

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Great combination. And your spinach looks perfectly cooked, too - in fact, have you got any left? ;)

made healthier said...

I also enjoy a side dish of fresh spinach just slightly cooked. Yours looks very delicious with the lemon juice and dill!

Sylvie said...

That looks and sounds great. I love Spanekopita, but haven't yet dared to try myself at making them. Maybe if you go first?!

noble pig said...

I agree with the green vegetable thing. I have never thought of putting feta with spinach, that sounds great. With a steak, ooooh, how perfect that would be.

nicisme said...

Spinach is one of my favourite vegetables and to pair it with feta is a dream come true! Beautiful!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Sounds perfect Kevin!

Bellini Valli said...

Excellent choice with the rest of the lemony Greek meal Kevin:D When are you opening your restaurant?

giz said...

Great ingenuity Kevin! I have no doubt you'll master spanikopita which is simply overcoming the fear of working with phyllo. I can't wait to see your finished product.

Deborah said...

I love spinach, especially when it is wilted. What a perfect side dish!

Pam said...

I am always looking for ways to jazz up spinach. Great combination!

RecipeGirl said...

Good idea... I never really know what to do with spinach!

canarygirl said...

Yummy, yummy YUM!

Jaime said...

i love spanakopita so i don't know why i never thought to try something like this! great idea :)

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