Ginger steamed spinach & grilled lemon cheese

Ginger steamed spinach & grilled lemon cheese
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This recipe makes the perfect appetizer or can easily be served as a side to many Indian meals. I chose to cut up the ingredients in bigger pieces than the original version of this recipe, adding texture to the plate.

photo credit: Cindy Boyce

  • Serves4
  • Prep time20 mins
  • Cook time25 mins
  • Timeout10 mins
  • FreezingFreezes well


  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon of crushed pepper
  • 6 cups of baby spinach
  • Salt & pepper, as preferred
  • 1/2 cup of plain yogurt
Grilled Cheese pieces
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 piece of grilled cheese
  • 1 lemon’s juice


  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large non-stick pan then brown the onion, garlic, ginger and spinach for 5 minutes. Add the spinach, season and then allow wilting. Remove from heat then set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a second non-stick pan, then grill the cheese on each side. Deglaze with the lemon juice, then set aside.
  3. Once you are ready to serve, add the yogurt to the spinach mix, then add to a serving plate. Top with the grilled cheese pieces and drizzle with the cooking juices.

Tips & tricks

Cannot be frozen. Keeps for 5 days in the fridge.

Recipe published on August 19, 2018