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Feta-Spinach Melts Recipe

Feta-Spinach Melts Recipe

Spinach and feta cheese top crisp slices of French bread in the festive-looking hors d'oeuvres sent in by Alina Abbott of Mesa, Arizona. "I've made these appetizers for parties, and everyone raves about them," she writes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 packages (6 ounces each) fresh baby spinach, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 20 slices French baguette (1/2 inch thick)

Directions

  • 1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine spinach and water. Cover and microwave on high for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until spinach is wilted, stirring twice; drain and squeeze dry. Add the feta cheese, tomato, onion, mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic, salt and dill weed; set aside.
  • 2. Arrange bread on a baking sheet. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until lightly toasted. Spread each with about 1 tablespoonful spinach mixture. Broil 3-4 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 10 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

Two slices equals 100 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 400 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer