Another one from The complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Clean! I’m really enjoying the vegetable sides from this book. There are plenty of other recipes in there of course (and a hefty chunk of information), but I am gravitating towards the vege sides, mainly because they use things I already have in my cupboard/fridge. Who knew this would be so easy?
YIELD: 6 Servings
3 whole garlic cloves, peeled
9 kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
9oz (or a bunch) of spinach, washed thoroughly
3 Tbs water
Cracked black pepper
Heat oven to 450 degrees. Coat the garlic cloves in olive oil, wrap in foil. Bake 10-12 minutes (until soft and mushy). Let the garlic cool then smush into a paste. Mix with the olives.
Heat a pan over a medium high heat. Put the spinach and two Tablespoons of the water in the pan. Toss until the spinach begins to wilt. Add the olives, garlic, and remaining water (if needed), and toss until cooked.
Season and serve immediately. (Doesn’t need salt – the olives are salty enough, a dash of pepper is good though!)