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Spinach enchiladas

Recipe by:Christina Vega Fowler
Casa Vega, Sherman Oaks


  • 2 cups water
    8 large green tomatillos
    1/2 white onion, sliced
    1 bunch cilantro
    1 tsp. granulated garlic
    1 tsp. salt
    1/2 avocado
    2 tbsp. sour cream
    1 tbsp. chopped cilantro
    Canola oil
    1 tbsp. chopped onion
    6 oz. shredded Monterey Jack or asadero cheese, plus more for sprinkling
    12 oz. fresh spinach
    1 package corn tortillas


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a deep pan, add water, tomatillos, sliced onion, 1 bunch cilantro, garlic and salt. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Transfer to a blender and blend well. Add avocado, sour cream and chopped cilantro. Blend until creamy.

In a separate flat pan with a little oil, add chopped onion, cheese and 1/4 cup of the tomatillo sauce from the blender. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add spinach and stir continuously until it is dark green. Set aside.

Warm tortillas with a little oil. Lay warmed tortilla flat and add 1/3 cup of the spinach mixture down the middle. Roll tortilla and cover with the sauce you just made. Add a sprinkle of cheese down the center on top of each tortilla and bake for several minutes until cheese has melted.

Serve with Spanish rice, avocado slices and a touch of sour cream, if desired.

Serves 4

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