Pureed Spinach with Garlic Yogurt | Turkish Eats


  • 1 1/2 lbs fresh spinach, washed and trimmed
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups thick yogurt spread
  • salt
  • paprika
  • assorted olives
  • toasted pita bread


  1. Place the spinach in a saucepan with 1 quart of water and bring to a boil. 
  2. Cook the spinach for two minutes, then drain it, squeezing out the excess liquid. 
  3. Chop the spinach. 
  4. Place the chopped in a bowl and add the garlic, Turkish red pepper, olive oil and thick yogurt spread. Season with salt. 
  5. Stir the mixture gently with a wooden spoon, cover the bowl and refrigerate for one hour. 
  6. Garnish with paprika and olives. 
  7.  Serve with toasted pita bread.

© Mehmet Ozturk 2017