Important Update: Calorie Count will be shutting down on March 15th. Please click here to read the announcement. Data export is available.

Spinach Cacik Recipe

Looking for an easy Spinach Cacik recipe? Learn how to make Spinach Cacik using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sailingchef

Makes 4 servings



Serve as a salad or a dip with fresh pita slices.

Recipe Ingredients for Spinach Cacik

6 ounce baby spinach
2 cloves garlic, halved, green shoots removed
1 Kosher salt to taste
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (more to taste)
2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
2 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cups yogurt
1/2 cup scallions, chopped (optional)

Recipe Directions for Spinach Cacik

  1. Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil. Fill a bowl with ice water. When the water comes to a boil, add the spinach and blanch for 10 to 20 seconds. Transfer to the ice water, cool for a minute, then drain and squeeze dry. Chop coarsely.

  2. Place the garlic in a mortar and pestle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and mash to a paste (alternatively, finely mince). Combine with the lemon juice and olive oil, and let stand for 10 minutes. Stir in the yogurt.

  3. In a medium bowl, combine the chopped spinach, dill, parsley and mint. Stir in the yogurt and garlic mixture, and the optional scallions. Add freshly ground pepper to taste and more salt if desired. Serve with bread, pita or raw vegetables.

Categories

Dairy, Vegetables, Appetizers, Salads, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 203.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
177
Calories from Fat
96
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.7g
16%
Saturated Fat
2.4g
12%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Sodium
169mg
7%
Potassium
675mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
13.5g
4%
Dietary Fiber
2.0g
8%
Sugars
9.3g
Protein
8.6g
Vitamin A 100% Vitamin C 48%
Calcium 32% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
Legend

Fat
Protein
Carbs
Alcohol
Other

Calorie Breakdown
Nutrition Breakdown
Daily Values
Daily Values

Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in calcium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in riboflavin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
  • Join Calorie Count - It's Easy and Free!
    CREATE FREE ACCOUNT
    Advertisement