Ramadan Special #13

Haute Arabia Tip: A warm start to your iftar, a bowl of soup will help replenish you body fluids and prepare your stomach for the meal.

Haute Arabia Recipe: Iranian Yogurt and Spinach Dip – Borani Esfanaaj


Total Time:30 mins
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins


  • 6 ounces baby spinach
  • 1 medium clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon unrefined extra virgin olive oil, plus more to drizzle
  • 2 cups balkan yogurt (thick type only please)
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint (only use dried please!)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted


  1. Steam baby spinach until just wilted.
  2. Drain well and chop fine.
  3. Mince 1/2 medium clove garlic and saute in 1 tbs unrefined extra virgin olive oil, then add the chopped spinach and a pinch or two sea salt. Stir.
  4. Remove from stove and allow to cool, then squeeze out excess liquid.
  5. Toast chopped walnuts in a dry frying pan until fragrant. Be careful not to burn! Set aside to cool.
  6. In a bowl and the yogurt, other half minced garlic, baby spinach, and dried mint and sea salt to taste, stir gently.
  7. Transfer to the bowl you are serving it in (I use a shallow, round bowl) and sprinkle with toasted, chopped walnuts and a trail of unrefined extra virgin olive oil.
  8. Serve with pita bread.
  9. Enjoy!


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