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Spinach-and-Watercress Dip

  • servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 pound spinach, tough stems discarded
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest, plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 bunch watercress, coarsely chopped, plus small sprigs for garnish
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 8 ounces assorted heads baby lettuce, leaves separated, for serving

Cook's Note

Dip can be refrigerated up to 6 hours.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Wash spinach; drain, but do not dry. Transfer to a large stockpot. Cover, and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until wilted, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a clean kitchen towel, and squeeze out excess liquid. Let cool slightly; coarsely chop. Set aside.

  2. Step 2

    Heat oil in a medium saute pan over medium heat. Add onion, and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and translucent, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate, and let cool slightly.

  3. Step 3

    Whisk together yogurt and lemon zest and juice in a medium bowl. Stir in spinach, onion, and watercress; season with salt and pepper. Garnish with watercress sprigs, and serve with lettuce leaves for dipping.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2006

Reviews (1)

  • 10 Dec, 2010

    I felt this needed just a little more of "something" so I added fresh Italian parsley - yum!