Saturday, January 31, 2009

Spinach stem salad

A very unusual salad for my Lithuanian eyes. But I'm always ready to taste something new. So one day we bought a huge pile of spinach and as usually I seperated the green leaves from the stems. And suddenly an idea popped into my head! Stem salad!

What we need:

spinach stems
water to boil the stems
a pinch of salt
a pinch of red pepper flakes
a clove of garlic
lemon juice
extra virgin olive oil for the dressing

What we have to do:

1. Boil the stems for a few minutes only not to let them turn fluffy!
2. Drain them and let it cool down.
3. Mix the souce in a seperate bowl: lemon juice, salt and pepper, chopped garlic and olive oil.
4. Pour the souce over the spinach stems and leave it for a few minutes and serve!!!