The Sauce is in the Spinach

Spinach Sauce

Well, I haven’t been keeping up with posts.  As life fluctuates and we progress, changes happen and it’s only good to go with that flow.  I’ve missed you all and I’ve missed sharing my goings on in the kitchen.

This is a healthy yummy dish I created because I love spinach and it was inspired by a dish I had at a local soul food restaurant — spinach rice.  I’ve also been shopping too much at the big box stores and quantities for one are nonexistent so it gets me to be even more creative since waste makes me cringe.

If you’re in the mood for something different yet flavorful and healthy, give it a try.

Here’s the recipe.

Spinach Sauce

2 ½ – 3 C baby spinach or any fresh spinach, blanched
1 medium onion
4 garlic cloves, minced
dash or two of red pepper flakes
1/4 C pitted green olives (any you like)
1 T olive oil
pinch of salt

Process:  Saute the onion, olives and garlic in olive oil until fragrant; add the blanched spinach and cook for another 5-7 minutes until flavors meld. Let cool; add to a blender and puree.

Add this sauce to any side dish like quinoa, rice, pasta with a sprinkle of pecorino romano cheese, and perhaps for added creaminess, some cream or half and half.

Here’s the sauce on quinoa topped with pecorino romano cheese.  Mmmm…


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