Spinach and leek mash recipe

Published June 26, 2010 10:27PM (EDT)


  • 1 pound fresh spinach
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 leek, pale green section only, halved lengthwise, washed thoroughly, then diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Remove stems, then wash spinach thoroughly. Shake off excess water, but do not dry.
  2. In a non-aluminum pot, over medium heat, add oil, garlic and leek.
  3. Stir until leeks and garlic become translucent.
  4. Add spinach and cover pot. Cook for approximately 5 minutes, or until spinach has completely wilted.
  5. Let cool, squeeze out all liquids, then purée in a food processor
  6. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg.

By Salon Staff

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