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Turkish Spinach Salad

Started by joyce robson, November 01, 2004, 01:31:16 PM

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joyce robson

Thinking of trying this--thought I would post and see if anyone
has tried this recipe.     

This garlicky salad is a nice way to eat spinach and a great way to get a nutritional boost. Use the best extra-virgin olive oil you can afford. Serve it with our lentil soup for a simple, delicious supper.

Turkish Spinach Salad

1 pound fresh spinach, washed, stems removed
2 fresh tomatoes, sliced
6 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced
5 tablespoons plain nonfat yogurt
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and black pepper to taste

1. Dry the spinach, tear it into large pieces, and combine it with the tomatoes and scallions in a bowl.

2. Combine the yogurt, olive oil, minced garlic and thyme, adding salt and pepper to taste.

3. Add the yogurt mixture to the vegetables and mix well. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serves 4

Nutrients Per Serving
Calories: 118.2
Protein: 5.2 grams
Fat: 7.7 grams
Saturated Fat: 1.2 grams
Monounsat Fat: 5.1 grams
Polyunsat Fat: 0.8 grams
Carbohydrate: 10.2 grams
Fiber: 4.4 grams
Cholesterol: 1.1 mg
Vitamin A: 8,096.3 IU
Vitamin E: 3.2 mg/IU
Vitamin C: 48.5 mg
Calcium: 166.6 mg
Magnesium: 104.3 mg



Etta Sue

Joyce, I kind of moved things around in your post.  The reason being is many people copy and paste recipes to save on their computer and so I made your title bold and put the nutrient values after the recipe. 

This certainly looks like a great recipe.  I will have to try this one!!!  Thank you!

joyce robson

Thanks, Etta,  didn't know how to do what you did!!!

I like spinach ; just saute  mushrooms in olive oil --with or without a little
bacon and then add spinach.

So simple and cook.

But the Dressing on the other one looks like it would taste good and
maybe more kids would eat.


Etta Sue

I like fresh spinach but it has been so long since I have tried cooked spinach, I don't know if I like it or not.  Our taste buds change from time to time. 


I love spinach. I will try this recipe. Thanks Joyce.
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Recipe looks wonderful, John's favourite veggie is spinach. 

I enjoy it as well.

Yes Etta Sue I will copy and paste it.