Portuguese Spinach is a wonderfully healthy baby food that the whole family will love. Serve with potato mash, as a side to any meat or fish dish.
The secret ingredients in this Portuguese Spinach are nutmeg and slowly cooked garlic.


Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 bag fresh baby spinach, or 1 box of frozen
  • 100ml milk
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Heat olive oil and butter in large pan on low heat. Add garlic and nutmeg and stir until cooked.
  2. Meanwhile steam or blanch spinach.
  3. Mix milk and flour in a mug, then add to pan with garlic. Increase heat to medium. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Stir and once thickened add drained spinach.
  4. Allow to cool slightly then blend/whizz to a smooth texture. (Add more milk if required.)

Notes... This is my version of a traditional Portuguese dish. I add leftovers to curries or pasta sauce for extra flavour and nutrients.

  • Never seen spinach looks so green! Thanks for sharing


  • Wow seems so easy to make and so many ways to have it.


  • Wow, look so yummy and healthy!


  • This could be n interesting side dish.


  • Thanks for sharing, great.


  • looks interesting, the colour is fabulous


  • I will have to try this when my boy starts solids


  • This is a nice recipe and great way to have spinach


  • I wondered what the ingredients were as I think it could have been quite a few green vegies. Spinach is healthy so worth a try for family gatherings.


  • Looks so vibrant, love the idea of adding this to pasta sauce. Nutmeg is one of my favorite spices.


  • wow such a great vibrant colour – thanks so much for the recipe cannot wait to give this a try :)


  • Wow this is such a beautiful colour and sounds interesting indeed! I love that you can add the extras to other cooking dishes to increase the flavor and nutritional value! Brilliant, thanks for sharing


  • Love the colour!


  • I adore the colour – so vibrant!

    • Spinach is so healthy and good for the body too.


  • Wow its looks super delicous is it like a dip…? If so great thanks

    • It’s a side dish, but I think if you added sour cream and mayonnaise it would be a delicious dip.


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