I don't like regular spinach much anyway-especially cooked (belch), but I'll try anything so I decided to start scavenging "the internets" for ideas. I didn't come up with anything, so I
decided to experiment. After discovering that my blender sucks and murding one of my favorite mini spatulas, I got out the ol' food processor (which I've never used) and it worked like a charm! THANKS GRAM!
<~~~~~~Murdered Spatula. :(
So, I came up with this. Mikey gave it a smile, nod and thumbs up!
Garlic Spinach Dip
1/4 c, plus 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 slice french or white bread, 1/2 in thick/ 6 inches wide (approx)
1/2 lb spinach, raw, stems removed
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic
1 tsp grated Parmesan, plus extra for garnish
In a small bowl, place 2 tbsp olive oil. Place bread slice in the oil, turning once to coat. Let set until all oil is absorbed, then tear into cubes. Set aside.
With a food processor, finely chop the spinach. Add the bread, lemon juice and garlic and process until well blended. Add remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil and grated Parmesan cheese, puree. Place mixture on/in serving dish and garnish with desired amount of grated Parmesan cheese. I served this with whole wheat pita bread bits (pita bread torn into pieces).