¼ cup extra virgin olive oil plus extra to serve
5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 leek, trimmed, white and pale green parts thinly sliced
1 tsp ground cumin
½ tsp sweet smoked paprika
250 g baby spinach leaves
Sea-salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper, to season
150 g thick plain yoghurt
80 g pine nuts, toasted
8 pita bread rounds to serve
1 lemon cut into wedges to serve
- Heat oil in a medium saucepan over a medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add leek, cumin and paprika, then cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add spinach and cover, then cook, stirring occasionally, for a further 5 minutes or until wilted. Season and set aside to cool.
- Drain spinach mixture and transfer to the bowl of a food processor or jug of a blender. Add yoghurt and ½ of the pine nuts. Process until a smooth mixture forms. Transfer to a serving bowl, squeeze over juice from lemon and scatter over remaining pine nuts. Drizzle with extra oil and serve with pita and lemon wedges, if using, on the side.