Yogurt dips and salads are highly appreciated in the Eastern and Middle-Eastern countries. Yogurt provides the dishes with a rich and cooling taste, which is important in places with hot climate and harsh sun. Borani is a persian cold dipping sauce, based on yogurt and vegetables. As long as tsatsiki it goes well with meats or fried potatoes, but also just with a slice of toasted bread.
- 400 g spinach
- 350 g strained yogurt
- 4 garlic cloves, crushed
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 100 g crushed walnuts (optional)
- salt to taste
Blanch the spinach, drain well and chop fine. Sautee garlic into the olive oil for a minute, add the spinach and stir well. Remove from heat, let cool and drain any excess liquid. Add yogurt and salt, mix well to incorporate and serve with sprinkled walnuts, a sprig of fresh mint and some more olive oil above.