|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 17g||21%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||12%|
|Total Carbohydrate 13g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||13%|
|Total Sugars 5g|
|Vitamin C 2mg||11%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
The buttery taste of spinach pairs well with this savory cream-less creamy sauce. Try serving this with pasta, rice, or quinoa for an easy weeknight meal, or use it in a fancy stuffed ravioli dish for a big family dinner.
10 ounces spinach, thawed if frozen
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup finely diced white onions
2 1/2 cups plain, unsweetened soy milk (use a brand that uses a thickening agent, like Silk)
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Boil several cups of water in a medium-sized saucepan or stockpot. Place the spinach in colander or steam basket and steam over the boiling water, about 3 minutes. Place spinach in a medium-sized bowl and cover to keep warm while making the sauce.
Make the cream sauce. In a small saucepan over low to medium heat, heat the oil. Add the flour and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly with a wire whisk until smooth. Continuing to stir, add the soymilk and onions and bring to a simmer for about 4 to 5 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
In a food processor or blender, combine the spinach with the cream sauce, pulsing several times so that the mixture is creamy but still has visible bits of spinach and onion. Serve on its own as a side with a dairy-free cheese or with pasta or rice as an entree.
Use Caution When Blending Hot Ingredients
Steam expands quickly in a blender, and can cause ingredients to splatter everywhere or cause burns. To prevent this, fill the blender only one-third of the way up, vent the top, and cover with a folded kitchen towel while blending.
This recipe is suitable for dairy-free, lactose-free, and vegetarian diets, but as with any recipe intended for persons with allergies or dietary restrictions, make sure to read all nutritional labels carefully to make sure that there are no hidden dairy-derived ingredients (or other allergens, if these apply to you).