Thought I’d post a few of my “staple” veggie recipes today. This one is essentially a creamed spinach dish, but made with a very different and very special cream foundation. I decided to not stir it altogether as that does not photograph so prettily. The flavor of this creamy spinach dish will blow you away. It’s sinfully rich and ever so good! So good, in fact, I lick every bit of the sauce off the spoon and food processor bowl. Seriously good eats.
Of course, you can always stir the sauce right into the spinach in the traditional way in it served. It certainly ends up mixed on my plate while I’m eating it. 🙂 It’s just not too photogenic that way. To be quite honest, ANY meat, seared chicken breast strips, beef or pork meatballs or smoked sausage would be good alongside (or on top as shown) this extremely nutritious dish.
This recipe is Atkins Induction friendly, as well as being suitable for Keto diets, Primal and Paleo diets as well.
VARIATION: This makes a great side dish without meat. In fact, that is the first way I ate it when I created this creamy sauce.
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5 oz. lean pork bulk sausage (I use homemade sausage but any low-carb sausage will do)
6 T. my Shawarma Homemade Mayonnaise
16 oz. bag of frozen, chopped spinach
Water to cover spinach
DIRECTIONS: Place spinach in large saucepan, cover with water and bring to boil and cook per package directions, about 5 minutes. When done, drain spinach in strainer pressing out excess water as best you can. Set aside while you make the rest of the dish.
While spinach is boiling, roll sausage into 6 small meatballs and brown in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, turning and rolling them frequently to brown all sides. Cook until fully done (about 10-15 minutes, turn off heat remove and drain meatballs on paper towels.
In a bowl of a food processor (or blender), process the avocado with the 6 T. homemade mayo until fairly smooth. You can also just mash it well with a fork, as it doesn’t have to be perfectly smooth. Add a few drops of lemon juice (to prevent darkening) and pulse.
Spoon the spinach into your serving dish, Add the thick, creamy mayonado sauce to the top as shown (or stir into the spinach if you prefer) and top with your cooked meatballs. ENJOY!
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 3 servings, each contains:
468 calories, 48 g fat, 12.03 g carbs, 8.66 g fiber, 3.37 g NET CARBS, 15.2 g protein, 453 mg sodium