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This Simple Appetizer Packs a Powerful Punch

Hilary Deutsch

January 11, 2018


Photo: Gentl & Hyers

Need help maintaining your healthy-eating New Year's resolution? Try whipping up this colorful spinach borani recipe from Naomi Duguid’s Beard Award–winning cookbook, Taste of Persia. The traditional Persian appetizer, made with thick yogurt and veggies, is a delicious way to get your greens and protein (hello, yogurt!) with minimal effort.

Duguid strains plain yogurt until it's super-thick and extra creamy, swirls in lightly sautéed spinach, and tops it off with caramelized onions, fragrant saffron water, and toasted walnuts. Served with some pita and crudité, this appetizer is a perfect companion to your beloved hummus spread—and might even become your new favorite dip. Get the recipe.

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Hilary Deutsch is digital media coordinator at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Instagram and Twitter.