Also known as Spinach Borani, this recipe is a healthy and delicious treat your whole family will love. Best eaten with slices of grilled pita bread or pita chips. You can also serve with a veggie tray of carrots, celery, and broccoli.
Mast-o-Esfinach (Yogurt and Spinach Dip)
- 2 cups plain yogurt (3.5% fat)
- 2 pounds spinach, washed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- pinch of baking soda
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
In a small saucepan on low heat, cook spinach with 1/2 teaspoon salt and baking soda until wilted, 3-5 minutes. You can close the lid and allow the steam to speed up the cooking process.
Drain any left over water from the saucepan. Turn up the heat to medium-high and add the oil and garlic to the cooked spinach. Sautee for 2-3 minutes. Remove from stove and allow to cool completely.
Add spinach mixture, remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt and the pepper to yogurt. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint or a dash of cinnamon.