Spinach Souffle Recipe | The Olive Crush

Spinach Souffle

Spinach Souffle Recipe | The Olive Crush
If you’re looking for a way to use up your fresh spinach, look no further than this souffle! Using our Basil Olive Oil and Sicilian Lemon Balsamic, this recipe is great for your breakfast or brunch.

Spinach Souffle
Serves 6
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  1. 1 package chopped fresh spinach
  2. 1 tablespoon butter
  3. 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese
  4. 3 tablespoons Basil Olive Oil
  5. 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  6. 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  7. 1 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  9. 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  10. 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  11. 2 tablespoons Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic Vinegar
  12. 6 eggs, separated and room temperature
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 1 1/2 to 2 quart souffle dish with butter and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  3. Bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil and add spinach. Cook 2-3 minutes.
  4. Drain spinach, pushing down with a spatula to remove juice and let cool.
  5. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan and add shallots. Cook about 3-4 minutes over medium low heat, being careful not to burn it.
  6. Stir in flour, salt, nutmeg, and pepper, whisking constantly.
  7. Gradually add in milk, whisking until mixture thickens.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Stir in balsamic vinegar, then stir egg yolks one at a time into milk mixture until blended.
  10. Add cooled spinach, and mix to incorporate.
  11. In a bowl with an electric mixer, beat egg whites until they hold stiff peaks.
  12. Fold approximately 1/4 egg whites into spinach mixture to make it easier to manage, and then gently fold in the remainder.
  13. Pour into prepared dish and bake for approximately 30 minutes, or until top of souffle is well puffed and lightly browned
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  • This oil has a beautiful, fresh, green herb taste. Basil and olive oil are two important ingredients in Mediterranean cooking and it was obvious to us that the two fused would be wonderful! This delicious oil has the sweet flavor of fresh basil with a mild buttery olive oil in the background.
    Tip: Drizzling onto your favorite pasta dishes will add a wonderful flavor component and enhance the taste of your sauces. To make a quick and easy Italian dressing, pair it with Oregano White Balsamic. This is also a fine combination when poured over fresh ripe tomatoes.

  • Playfully tart and pleasantly sweet, our Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic has a perfectly balanced acidity and a crisp, lemon flavor and aroma. This unique balsamic can also be used in replacement of lemon juice on salads or in Greek recipes.
    Tip: The dazzling flavor of Sicilian Lemon is a terrific addition to any marinade, dressings, or seafood dish. In addition, add just a touch to pound cake, fruit platters, or as a sneaky surprise in lemonade, cocktails, and mixed drinks! There are plenty of tasty mixes.

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