Spinach with Peppery Cheese

Spinach Cheese Dip
Mark Boughton
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 3 mins

This Indian-inspired creamed spinach is great as a dip or side to roast chicken or pork. For a less spicy flavor, use plain jack cheese.


1 1/2tablespoons olive oil
1tablespoon peeled, chopped fresh ginger
1teaspoon ground coriander
1/2teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2teaspoon ground cumin
1/2teaspoon garam masala or curry powder
1pound fresh spinach leaves, washed and finely chopped, or 1 (16-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1/2teaspoon salt
3ounces Monterrey Jack pepper cheese, cut into ¼-inch cubes


  1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add ginger and spices and cook, stirring, about 30 seconds or until mixture is fragrant and begins to bubble.
  2. Add spinach and cook about 2 minutes over medium-high heat or until wilted and tender. Reduce heat. Add salt and cheese and stir until cheese melts and mixture is creamy. Serve hot with pita bread.

Recipe by Cheryl Forberg, R.D.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 150
  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Fat 12g
  • Saturated Fat 4.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 4g
  • Cholesterol 20mg
  • Sodium 530mg
  • Potassium 650mg
  • Carbohydrate 6g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 8g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 220%
  • Vitamin C 50%
  • Calcium 25%
  • Iron 20%