Turkish Spinach Salad

This garlicky salad is a nice way to eat spinach and a great way to get a nutritional boost. Use the best extra-virgin olive oil you can afford. Serve it with lentil soup for a simple, delicious supper.


  • 1 pound fresh spinach, washed, stems removed
  • 2 fresh tomatoes, sliced
  • 6 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 5 tablespoons plain nonfat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Dry the spinach, tear it into large pieces, and combine it with the tomatoes and scallions in a bowl.
  2. Combine the yogurt, olive oil, minced garlic and thyme, adding salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add the yogurt mixture to the vegetables and mix well. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

4 servings

Nutritional Information Per serving: 118 calories; 8 g total fat (1 g sat); 1 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrate; 5 g protein; 4 g fiber; 150 mg sodium