Just made “Tsigaria”, which is made of any dark leafy greens 🥬and herbs🌱 that you want or have available. “Tsigarizo” means “I fry”. I used baby spinach, leeks, scallions, basil, mint, dill, parsley, oregano, shallots, garlic. Sauté in olive oil & a little water on medium flame. Salt & pepper to taste. Garnish with a squeeze of fresh lemon. 🍋
This recipe was taught to me by my mom, Julia, on my last visit to see them in Kefalonia. Ate it my whole life, but never actually knew how she made it!
1 bunch of spinach or chard, or any at her dark leafy green. You can even mix them.
1 bunch leeks
1 bunch scallions
1 bunch basil
1 bunch mint
1 bunch dill
1 bunch parsley
3 cloves of garlic
1 cup of olive oil
1/2 cup of water
Salt & pepper to taste
Rinse & coarsely chop your greens and herbs, garlic and shallots. Heat up a large pot with olive oil. Sauté the shallots and garlic till soft, toss in everything else. Add the water. Cook it till it all becomes soft. Add salt, pepper and oregano to taste.
Serve with a squeeze of lemon. Greeks eat this with a big piece of feta cheese and crusty bread. If you make keto bread, for it! Or just skip it. You can use this as a filling for spanakopita or for an omelette as well.
This is a great side dish or meal.