Spinach with Pan Roasted Red Peppers and Goat Cheese

I love finding new recipes to use as a side dish or to use a vegetable in a new way. Spinach is a veggie that I’m kind of picky about. I love it raw in salads and on sandwiches, but I’m not a big fan of cooked spinach being the star of a side dish. This recipe has changed that opinion for me. Hubby and I thoroughly enjoyed this spinach recipe and it’s a snap to throw together.

I upped the garlic in the recipe since we love our garlic. I wasn’t sure how much “two bunches” of spinach came out to, so I just used a 7 oz bag of baby spinach. It looks like our dish was a little light on the spinach to pepper ratio, but we both really liked it, so I’ll be making it this way in the future.

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Spinach with Pan Roasted Red Peppers and Goat Cheese

Yield: 2

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 red pepper, sliced into thin strips
3 cloves garlic, minced
7 oz baby spinach
2 tsp lemon juice
salt and pepper
2 oz crumbled goat cheese

Directions:

Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat and add the peppers.

Cook a couple minutes, until the skins are slightly darkened, and then turn down the heat to medium, continuing to cook for an additional 3 minutes or until tender.

Stir in the garlic and sauté until fragrant.

Add the spinach and cook, stirring occasionally, until wilted.

Stir in the lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.

Just prior to serving, sprinkle with goat cheese.

Recipe adapted from Elly Says Opa

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6 Responses to “Spinach and Artichoke Dip”

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    yumventures — February 3, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    I have been looking for a great dip recipe, and this one looks delish! I’m glad you got your brother to share your recipe =)

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    oneordinaryday — February 3, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Spinach and artichoke dip is my very favorite. I don’t make it often, but it’s one of those things my family expects at family events. My goddaughter even made me a special artichoke plate to serve it on!

    Lucky you to get to share your brother’s secret recipe. Family recipes are the best.

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    Katie — February 3, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Love this recipe and the fact that fresh spinach is used and not frozen! I love spinach and artichoke dip, but have always been intimidated to make it…. WHY!?!? It looks so simple. On my to-do list! 🙂

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    Karin — February 4, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Yum…so trying this one on Sunday!! Thanks!!

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    Julie — February 4, 2010 at 3:46 am

    One of my all time favorites! Yummy!

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    nutmegnanny — February 4, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Yummy! This dip seems to be a favorite of almost everyone 🙂

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