Ethiopian Wilted Spinach with Cottage Cheese

Ethiopian Wilted Spinach with Cottage Cheese


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About this recipe: This is a unique starter to serve if you're having an Ethiopian-themed dinner party. Cottage cheese is spiced to perfection and served with wilted spinach, cooked with a hint of chilli for just the right amount of heat.


Serves: 4 

  • 450g cottage cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh root ginger
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 900g spinach leaves, roughly chopped

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. Mix cottage cheese, 1 clove of garlic, cardamom and cloves thoroughly in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Heat the butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Stir in the onion, ginger, green chilli and 2 cloves of garlic; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the spinach and cook until just wilted. Drain any excess liquid, and serve the spinach mixture over the seasoned cottage cheese.

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