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Turkish-style spinach

Turkish Style Spinach

This is a great way to make creamy spinach without adding cream. If needed, add a little more almond butter.


  • 2 bunch spinach
  • 4 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp fenugreek
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ tsp pepper, ground
  • 1 hint grated nutmeg
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 3 Tbsp Turkish pepper paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 Tbsp almond butter
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ½ cup slivered almonds


  1. 1

    Wash spinach and chop into 2-inch pieces.

  2. 2

    Place oil in a pot on medium heat and sizzle fenugreek seeds 5-10 seconds. Sauté scallions and garlic 2 minutes more. Add pepper, nutmeg and raisins and cook for 1 minute more. Incorporate pepper paste and raisins and cook another minute, stirring constantly.

  3. 3

    Add spinach, salt to taste, stir and sauté 3-4 minutes, until the spinach is cooked through.

  4. 4

    Incorporate almond butter and lemon juice. Let simmer gently 2 more minutes.

  5. 5

    Incorporate almonds. Add salt and pepper if needed.

A variation of the Thanksgiving Swiss Chard from The Spice Trekkers Cook at Home