Spinach Root Salad
(Ispanak Koku Salatasi)
1 bunch spinach
1 garlic clove, mashed with salt
50 ml extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp vinegar (I prefer apple vinegar) or 1/2 lemon juice
1 pinch red pepper
Cut the roots off about ~3 inches and soak into salted water to get rid of all the dirt between the roots. Continue to wash until you see no more sand at the bottom of the bowl.
Bring to boil some salted water in the pot, then throw the roots in it. Boil just 5 minutes and drain very well. Place on a serving platter.
Whisk the garlic, olive oil, vinegar, red pepper, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Pour all over the roots and serve.
* You can use the spinach to make Spinach Cake or Bulgur Pilaf with Spinach:)