A Good Spinach Recipe

A Good Spinach Recipe

3 1/2 Tbls. sunflower oil, ghee, or clarified butter
1/4 tsp. fine grain sea salt
2 large Red Dog Farm leeks, trimmed & thinly sliced
1/4 tsp. chile flakes, or more to taste
1/4 tsp. cumin seeds, lightly crushed
large pinch ground turmeric
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
20 fresh mint leaves
2-3 handfuls of Red Dog Farm spinach, very roughly chopped
1/2 lemon, cut into wedges
1/4 cup walnuts, toasted
1/4 cup crumbled feta, fresh ricotta, or fresh paneer

In a large skillet or pot heat the oil over medium-high heat. Stir in the salt and leeks, and cook until tender – just barely starting to brown, about 7-10 minutes. Stir in the chile flakes, cumin seeds, turmeric, and oregano, and cook for another 30 seconds or so. Add the mint leaves and the spinach, in batches if needed, stirring constantly. Cook until the spinach begins to wilt, and brightens – just a minute or so. Squeeze the juice of one of the lemon wedges into the spinach, stir well, taste, and adjust with more salt if necessary. Serve topped with the walnuts and crumbled cheese.