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    Borani Esfanej

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    25 mins

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    Scots Lass/Cairo's Note:

    Persian Spinach and Yoghurt Salad. This recipe was given to me by a friend married to an Iranian. It is light and refreshing, and goes particularly well as an accompaniment to grilled chicken. Serve with Pita Bread

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    1. 1
      Heat the olive oil and gently cook the onion and garlic in a covered pan over low heat until transparent.
    2. 2
      Add the chopped spinach leaves or the frozen spinach,and stir well. Cook for approximately 5 minutes.Should the spinach become too dry, you may wish to add a further dessertspoon of oil.
    3. 3
      Stir in the raisins and cook for another minute or two.
    4. 4
      Turn the spinach mixture into a mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly.
    5. 5
      Stir in the chopped walnuts.
    6. 6
      Add the Greek yoghurt and mix well.
    7. 7
      Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    8. 8
      Spoon into a serving dish, sprinkle with the mint and serve chilled. Enjoy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 27, 2007


      This is quite delicious! I tried it out because I wanted something new that I'd never tasted before and it turned out great. We had chicken kebabs and rice pilaf with it. I guess you can compare this a little to greek tzatziki (spelling?). So if youre tired of the same ol' cucumbers in greek yoghurt, I suggest trying this instead. It will probably also work well as 'mezze' or anti pasti with fresh pitas... Will be making it again some time soon -cheers!

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    • on January 09, 2007


      Weeelllll, I had no Greek yogurt OR plain yogurt (pooey on my planning skills, huh?) so I used sour cream. Given the time of year, I served it warm. I thought it was like really great creamed spinach. Great stuff!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Borani Esfanej

    Serving Size: 1 (136 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 128.9
    Calories from Fat 63
    Total Fat 7.0 g
    Saturated Fat 1.9 g
    Cholesterol 7.8 mg
    Sodium 119.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 13.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
    Sugars 7.0 g
    Protein 6.0 g

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