Spinach is a great way to meet your nutritional goals. It’s filled with vitamin K and fiber, as well as a whole bunch of other good stuff.
Personally, I love spinach because it reminds me of home. Spanakopita (which I swear I will make one day!) is a popular Greek dish that translates to as “spinach and feta pie” in English. That dish is my inspiration for my sauteed spinach with feta cheese. It’s almost a deconstructed spanakopita!
I followed this recipe and then made my own. Here’s what I did (for two servings):
- 5 oz of frozen of fresh spinach
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 2 oz of feta cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- lemon juice to taste (optional)
Put the olive oil in a pan and put it over medium heat. Add the spinach and water, as well as the onion and garlic powder. Let it cook for about five minutes. Add the feta cheese and let it cook for one more minute. Put it on a plate and the add the salt and pepper. The lemon juice is optional, some of my roommates did not like the taste of lemon juice when I made it for them. However, I think it adds that extra burst of acidity and flavor.
This dish really reminds of home. I want to make it for my mom one day, and see if she has any improvements.
Sauteed spinach with feta cheese is an easy way to get some nutrients and enjoy them as well. Cheers!