Velvet Spinach


This vegetable side dish works overtime to dress up any presentation as well as add refreshing flavor. "I swirl it on the plate and top it with roasted chicken or vegetables," Jacques says. "Sometimes I serve it in a ramekin on the side."

Velvet Spinach
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 pound baby spinach

  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a very large skillet. Add the spinach and push it down into the water to wilt it. Bring the water back to a boil and boil the spinach, uncovered, about 1 minute.

  2. Drain the spinach in a colander, reserving a little of the cooking water, and transfer to a blender. Add the butter, salt, and pepper, and blend until the spinach is finely pureed. If the mixture is too thick to process properly, add 1 or 2 Tbsp. of the reserved cooking water and process until smooth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

104 Calories
9g Fat
4g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 104
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 524mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 32mg 160%
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
Potassium 8mg 0%
Folate, total 213.7mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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