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.
Spinach with Feta Dressing
- 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)
- Steam the spinach until wilted.
- Rinse the spinach in cold water to stop the cooking and drain.
- Mix the olive oil, lemon juice, feta, dill, salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Mix the dressing and green onions into the spinach.
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.
An ideal vegetarian side dish from one of my favorite blogs. Simply perfect.
Lovely green 🙂
this look delicious. i love wilted spinach!!!
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 says
Your photo makes me want to grab a fork and start eating!
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 says
Looks absolutely gorgeus…i love spinach and feta…hmm healthy + yummy
You have a healthy dinner there.
Yummy looking spinach and also love your lemon potato recipe below. 🙂
Great combination. And your spinach looks perfectly cooked, too – in fact, have you got any left? 😉
made healthier says
I also enjoy a side dish of fresh spinach just slightly cooked. Yours looks very delicious with the lemon juice and dill!
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 says
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.
Spinach is one of my favourite vegetables and to pair it with feta is a dream come true! Beautiful!
JennDZ - The Leftover Queen says
Sounds perfect Kevin!
Bellini Valli says
Excellent choice with the rest of the lemony Greek meal Kevin:D When are you opening your restaurant?
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.
I love spinach, especially when it is wilted. What a perfect side dish!
I am always looking for ways to jazz up spinach. Great combination!
Good idea… I never really know what to do with spinach!
Yummy, yummy YUM!
i love spanakopita so i don’t know why i never thought to try something like this! great idea 🙂