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  • 250g spinach- picked, washed and drained
  • 200g feta cheese
  • 1/2 large onion- peeled and finely sliced
  • 15g butter
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 90ml cream
  • 80g walnuts- roasted until brown in oven, cooled
  • 2 cloves garlic- peeled
  • 1 1/2 lemon- zest and juice
  • 35ml olive oil
  • 20ml x.v.olive oil
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp Tabasco
  • salt and pepper to taste

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

This recipe is versatile, can be stored easily, will hold for up to a week, and has a lot of texture and full flavours to make it a popular choice at the party table. 

Step 2

Let’s begin by ensuring that all our spinach is well-washed, drained and with all stems removed.

Using a large pot or frying pan over high heat, melt the butter, add the onions and lightly brown them which should take 3 mins. Remove the onions from the pot but leave the pot on the stove over high heat.

Add the olive oil and the spinach to the pot. Season the spinach with salt, pepper and nutmeg and stir until just cooked (approximately 1-2mins). Remove spinach onto a flat tray to cool.


Step 3

Add feta cheese, lemon zest and juice, garlic, x.v.olive oil, tabasco, vinegar and cream to a blender.

Blend to your choice of consistency. I like it quite smooth. Season to taste.

Remove half the feta mixture and put to one side for the moment. 

Squeeze the cooked spinach tightly to remove excess water and add to the blender along with browned onions, walnuts and sesame oil. Blend this mixture of spinach and feta to a smoothish consistency.

Season to taste.

Step 4

I always like to save a few roasted nuts to garnish this dip. Spoon the spinach mixture into a serving dish. Spoon feta white mixture over the top and garnish with roasted nuts.

This recipe has been used inn heaps of dishes including omelettes, sandwiches, savoury baklava, quiches, tarts, salads, baked potato, and more, much more.


Step 5

Another idea that I particularly enjoy is spreading this mixture over a plate and constructing a warm salad or other over the top.

Grilled vegetable salad, quinoa and bulghar wheat salads, or even a spinach, potato, olive and mustard dressing salad would fit perfectly with this dip underneath. 

Step 6

If you make up this dish we would love to see your creations. Hashtag #familykitchenwithmark and post your delicious dish. 

For the love of good food. 

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