So, what is this Shavuot thing all about? Do we just eat dairy food, gain a few pounds and call it a day? Well, nope! Shavuot is probably THE most important holiday for the Jewish Nation…after all, without the giving of the Torah (Bible) there would be no Jewish Nation…do you want to know more? Check out this amazing Shavuot crash course at Aish.com, know all the facts about Shavuot and be the envy of all of your friends!
Wait! What about food! Here is my favorite Persian dip – Borani Esfanaaj– for you to enjoy over Shavuot…and if you like it, don’t forget to buy my book! Click HERE for the best price ever!
Happy Holiday! Hag Sameach!
Yogurt with Spinach
This is my favorite dairy Persian dish! It is just so easy to make and so delicious! I feel so healthy when I eat this dish. It is obviously a lot more convenient to make if you already have frozen spinach in the freezer! Spinach can be hard to clean and check for insect infestation, so make sure to get the kosher frozen kind, such as Bodek brand.
2 cups onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, pressed or finely minced
3 tablespoons canola oil
¼ teaspoon turmeric
1 (16-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and drained
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
2 cups low-fat plain yogurt
1. In a small saucepan, fry onions, turmeric, and garlic in oil until slightly golden (about 10 minutes).
2. Add spinach, salt, and pepper and cook for additional 5 minutes, mixing well. Set aside to cool.
3. Once cooled, add the yogurt and mix well.
4. Serve in a bowl and decorate with fresh or dried mint. This dish is absolutely delicious accompanied by lavash bread and potato chips.
Yield: 3 cups