I don’t like wasting anything of course food is on my top list. Spinach roots might not come to mind when preparing a main dish; but here it is – very tasty, healthy and low cost. The only difficult part is washing the spinach, if you cannot buy it already washed.
The way I do it is I rinse the spinach several times under flowing water and then take a huge bowl and put all of it inside. Cover with water again and then sprinkle a generous amount of vinegar. Then I set aside for about 15 minutes and then take out the spinach and wash again and drain. While taking out the spinach from the vinegar water don’t shake, mix or turn upside down; as the dust or unwanted insects will by then settled down in the water and we don’t want them all around the spinach again.
Cut of the stem of the roots without separating the branches and leaving out the leaves as much as possible. Now you are ready to cook.
I prefer to make this dish plain, but you are welcome to add additional color by adding chopped carrots or dry tomatoes to this dish, it is really up to you. Turks love to add yogurt to most of their dishes, this is definitely one of them. You can go ahead and make it tastier by mixing several crushed garlic cloves to your yogurt and then adding to you your spinach.
Good news is that by just leaving out the ground meat out, you can easily turn this dish into a side dish and serve it cold or turn it into a vegetarian dish and still serve it hot.