- 2 (10-oz.) bags fresh spinach
- 1 tsp. vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
- 2 cups low-fat (1%) milk or soy milk
- 2 Tbs. cornstarch
- 2 Tbs. all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 tsp. salt or more to taste
- 2 to 3 oz. Gorgonzola cheese,crumbled (optional)
- 1 medium tomato, cut into 1/2-inch dice (3/4 cup)
- 1 1/3 cups instant (5-minute) polenta
- 4 cups water
- 1 1/2 tsp. salt
Fill sink with water. Add spinach, removing any large stems if desired; pat down to remove any grit. Transfer leaves to large pot in batches. Place pot over high heat, cover and cook until spinach is just wilted, about 5 minutes. Drain, rinse under cold water and drain again. Squeeze to remove excess moisture. Coarsely chop spinach and set aside.
In medium saucepan, heat oil over medium-low heat. Add onion, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. In small bowl, whisk together milk, cornstarch, flour and salt. Increase heat to medium and gradually whisk milk mixture into onion. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is steaming hot and thick, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in Gorgonzola if desired, tomato and spinach. Cover to keep warm.
Polenta: Prepare polenta according to package directions, using 4 cups water and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Spoon polenta into shallow bowls. Top with spinach mixture. Sprinkle with pepper and serve.
- Calories: 311
- Carbohydrate Content: 58 g
- Cholesterol Content: 5 mg
- Fat Content: 4 g
- Fiber Content: 8 g
- Protein Content: 13 g
- Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
- Sodium Content: 45 mg