Contemporary Creamed Spinach (Dairy-Free)
Recipe type: Easy vegetable side dish
Cuisine: Vegan / Healthy
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Serves: 6
  • 1 pound fresh spinach, well washed, or baby spinach, rinsed
  • Half of a 12.3-ounce container firm silken tofu
  • 1½ tablespoons vegan butter (such as Earth Balance)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg, optional
  1. Place the spinach in a stir-fry pan or soup pot; cook briefly just until it’s all wilted, adding it in batches if need be. Drain well in a colander, squeezing out most of the water.
  2. Puree the tofu (remember, just half the container) in a food processor until completely smooth.
  3. Add the wilted spinach, vegan butter, and dill to the food processor. Pulse on and off until the spinach is nicely blended with the tofu; leave a little texture.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a saucepan and heat gently until warmed through, stirring often. Don't bring to a simmer or it will start to splatter.
  5. Season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg, then transfer to a serving bowl. Serve warm.
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