School has finally started again, and as have the hectic days filled with work. Days seem to get shorter, and fall is soon approaching. The leaves haven’t yet fallen, but you can feel it in the air. I’d say fall is one of my favorite seasons, with its warmth of flavors, the colors, and even fall fashion. Its the season of pie, cinnamon, apples, and pumpkins. However, summer is also one of my favorite seasons, and one of the vegetables I see as part of the summer is spinach. It may seem strange, but its very much like summer, bright, vibrant and good for you. This post is a good bye to summer.
This spinach dip is a simple easy spinach dip, and you can add more to it to add a bit more of your own flavor to it. I’ve never made this recipe the same, not even once. What is here is simply a base, that you can add to, and make it better.
Simple Spinach Dip
adapted from Sailu’s Kitchen
- 1 3/4 a cup of spinach
- 1 tbsp. of butter
- 1 1/2 tbsp. flour
- 1 c. of milk
- 3 tbsps. of cheese
- 1/2 tbsp garlic
- any other ingredient you feel you want to add, to give it a little more flair :)
- Parboil the spinach, adding a little bit of water to the bottom of a medium sized pan(until its about centimeter deep), and cover. Check every couple minutes, and cook until wilted.
- Turn off the heat, and strain the spinach with a sieve to remove the water. Set aside
- In a pan, melt the butter, then add the flour. Cook until slightly browned.
- Add the milk and cook for approx 5-7 minutes on high-medium, until the flour/butter mixture is smoothly blended in.
- Add the cheese, and anything else you want to add(such as more cheese/ different cheese or artichokes, or increasing the garlic, or instead using roasted garlic or whatever you feel is right)
- Add in the properly drained spinach ( if theres too much water left in the spinach, it could mess with the consistancy of the dip).
Bon apetit & happy fall!