Persian Style Spinach with Mint and Walnuts

6
Serves
134
Calories
14
Nutrients
1
Vitamins

Ingredients

2 pounds fresh spinach
2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
1 large yellow onion , chopped, about 1 1/2 cups
6 cloves garlic , finely minced
6 tablespoons chopped, fresh mint
6 tablespoons chopped, toasted walnuts
2 cups yogurt , optional

Cooking Instructions

1. Cut the stems off the spinach, chop the leaves coarsely and then wash very well in water a few times to remove all sand. Drain well.

2. Heat the oil or butter in a very large saute pan over moderate heat. Add the onion and cook a few minutes.

3. Add the garlic and spinach leaves to the pan, stirring often until the spinach wilts.

4. Add the mint, mix well, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with chopped walnuts.

As a salad variation, chill the cooked spinach mixture and fold in the yogurt after the mixture is cold. Top with the chopped walnuts and mint.

Serving Size: about 1/2 cup

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 6

Calories
134
Protein
7
Total Carbohydrate
13
Dietary Fiber
4
Soluble Fiber
1
Insoluble Fiber
2
Sugar
5
Total Fat
7
Saturated Fat
0
Monounsaturated Fat
3
Polyunsaturated Fat
2
Percent Calories from Protein
19
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
36
Percent Calories from Fat
44

Sodium
129