Blue Zones Sardinian Spinach with Pecorino Cheese

Spinach Pecorino Bake


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This recipe is a Blue Zones® twist on making a scrumptious, summer salad, Sardinian style!

Makes 4 servings


  • 1 lb. spinach
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 big handful basil leaves (about 1 cup)
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 5 oz. pecorino cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Wash spinach in cold water.
  2. Bring a big pot of salted water to a boil.
  3. Cook spinach for 1-2 minutes, drain in colender.
  4. Preheat oven to 400° F
  5. Peel garlic and cut into thin slivers.
  6. Mince basil leaves.
  7. Combine spinach with garlic, basil and olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Divide spinach mixture into four individual oven-proof ramekins. Top with slices of pecorino cheese and bake for 4 minutes or until cheese begins to melt and edges brown.
  9. Remove from oven and let stand for 1 minute prior to serving.