A good dip is hard to resist.
This recipe is an ancient Persian take on the spinach salad from masterful writer Joan Nathan. Spinach is quickly blanched in boiling water, then pulsed in a food processor with cilantro, walnuts and garlic until roughly chopped. Toss with vinegar, salt and pepper and serve at room temperature alongside a chunk of whole grain bread and good butter and you have a delicious spring dinner.
This jade-green gazpacho is beautifully surprising and satisfying. Garnish it with a swirl of plain yogurt and add a great crunch with fried nuts.
This bowl is perfect as a lazy breakfast or brunch for two.
Creamy beans, salty pancetta, and bright color from the spinach -- a winning combination on the fly!
You can vary the amount of water in this recipe in accordance with whether you want a proper soup or a more stewlike consistency.