Homemade Milky Spinach Stew – Vegetarian Recipe

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A favorite of Popeye’s and ours, the homemade milky spinach stew is a vegetarian lunch to packed with Iron and Calcium.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4


  • 800 g Fresh green spinach leaves
  • 2-3 medium onions
  • 1 cup fresh milk
  • 1 tbsp white flour
  • sunflower oil
  • salt
  • optional: 1 garlic clove

Spinach Stew Recipe

Wash thoroughly the spinach leaves and dry them. Bring to a boil a separate pot of water with salt, add the leaves until wilted (a few minutes, depending on the spinach). Drain and chop the spinach leaves (not too much, to preserve a bit of texture).

Peel, wash and dice the onion. Heat 2-3 spoons with oil in a thick pot, add the onion and gently stir, until the onion turns translucent. Add the chopped spinach in the pot, stir gently and cover for a few minutes.

Add 1 teaspoon of white wheat flour and whisk in the milk. Cover with the lid and cook until the spinach thickens into a puree. Add salt.

Optional: add the peeled and chopped garlic for extra flavor.

Serve on yellow plates 🙂 or add a fried egg, sunny side up, to each plate. Enjoy the milky spinach stew with a slice of good bread – you can top it with a few small blue cheese cubes of your choice (I prefer Roquefort).

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