If you look for easy vegetable dishes to serve in the winter, here is one that is simply made using the organic baby spinach that can be found in any supermarket. Add a can of northern beans, some shallots, white wine and hummus and you have a rich but low-fat veggie dish that takes about 20 minutes from preparation to table.
This recipe makes a dish that serves 4 to 6 people.
2 packages organic baby spinach leaves
1 can white beans, drained
2 shallots, chopped into small pieces
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup white wine or vegetable stock
1/4 cup hummus (I use the regular or lemon flavor)
Salt and pepper to taste
In as sauté pan pour in the olive oil and cook the chopped shallots over medium heat for about 8 minutes until they start to turn golden. Add the spinach and wine or stock, cover with a lid and cook turn the temperature down to low. Cook for about 5 minutes until the spinach is wilted. Add the beans and hummus and stir until mixed well and the beans are hot. Season with salt and pepper.
Options: Make it spicy with dried pepper flakes and garlic that is added to the pan after the shallots are cooked. Add lemon zest from one lemon. Or sprinkle with roasted pine nuts before serving.