My Super Low Calorie Simple Savory Spinach

My Super Low Calorie Simple Savory Spinach

May 06 2011  |  Recipes   |  2 Comments


  • 2 10-ounce packages frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 large slice of onion or 2 shallots
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (sea salt if available)
  • 1/3 teaspoon freshly ground pepper (about 20-30 turns of most pepper mills)
  • 1/3 cup of low fat plain yogurt
  • Freshly grated nutmeg (optional)


  1. Microwave spinach until defrosted, and drain well.
  2. Pulse onion or shallot in a food processor until finely minced.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to food processor bowl and pulse for 1-2 minutes until pureed.
  4. Return spinach mixture to a 2-4 cup casserole or serving bowl, cover with microwaveable plastic wrap and warm in the microwave for 2-3 minutes.

Makes 2-4 servings


  1. Substitute ¼ cup of lowfat ricotta cheese or 1/3 cup of non-dairy, tofu-based “sour cream” (Sour Supreme®) for the yogurt.
  2. Substitute ¼ cup of lowfat ranch or cucumber salad dressing for the yogurt.
  3. Substitute 2 tablespoons of lowfat tub margarine (such as Earth Balance®, Smart Balance®) for the yogurt.
  4. Season with ¼ teaspoon garlic salt, juice from 1 lemon, a few sprigs of fresh dill or cilantro or 1 tablespoon of dried dill weed in place of the nutmeg.
  5. Substitute 1 10 ounce package of frozen broccoli florets or collard greens for 1 of the spinach packages.

Note: this can be made in advance and also freezes well.



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