10 Super Ways to Use Spinach

fresh green spinachHow to Cook Spinach in the Microwave is one of the most popular posts on Cooking Manager. Preparing spinach in the microwave is quick and mess-free, and nearly foolproof.

After cooking fresh spinach, whether in a microwave, pot, or pressure cooker, you can use it in a variety of recipes. I usually chop some, and leave the rest whole.

While a lot of people claim not to like spinach, its taste is rather mild. If you stick to small amounts, only the most avid spinach hater is likely to object. Also, the bright green color enhances the look of the dish.

Not all of the iron in spinach is digestible, and people with a history of oxalate-containing kidney stones should avoid it. Spinach contains a variety of important vitamins and minerals including Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron and folate.

So now that you’ve prepared the spinach, what can you do with it? Below are ten ways of using cooked spinach.

  1. Mix into a crustless quiche, with or without additional vegetables.
  2. Spread finely-chopped spinach on a pizza pie as a base for other toppings, instead of tomato sauce.
  3. Make a spinach sunflower pie.
  4. Add to soup for extra flavor or make this Spinach and Cauliflower Soup.
  5. Layer in between lasagne layers, for example Spinach Lasagne with White Sauce.
  6. Add chopped spinach to homemade noodles for color and flavor.
  7. Try Spinach pastry puffs from BlueDot Cooking.
  8. How about Eggs Florentine? Start with raw spinach. Saute a large bunch of spinach with garlic and olive oil, squeeze in a bit of lemon, add some salt and pepper, and feta cheese if you like. Serve poached eggs over the bed of sauteed spinach for a gluten-free yummy breakfast. Via Maya Thau-Eleff at the Norene’s Kitchen Facebook group
  9. For a side dish, try Sesame-Seasoned Spinach, from Eating Well.
  10. Here’s a main course: Vegan Spinach-Lentil Ragout Over Pasta, from Tree-Hugger
  11. Finally, experiment with Spinach and Cottage Cheese Pancakes from Kosher Frugal.

What is your favorite spinach recipe? Please share in the comments.

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