5 Ways With Spinach
December 9, 2011
If you have been following my posts about My Patch you will be aware that I have a lot of spinach in my vegetable patches at the moment. This is not an issue for me as I love it and so does my family. It is an incredibly versatile vegetable and I wouldn’t be without it in my garden.
Ingredients that combine well with spinach include: pine nuts, anchovies, lemon, capers, any protein, feta, ricotta, pumpkin, tomatoes, potato
These are my top ways to enjoy spinach fresh from my vegetable patch:
A light, tang snack. Offer it to children as a snack with cut up carrot or capsicum sticks. This is also delicious on baked potatoes
This is a light summer meal or a side that works well served with any meat.
Combine the salad ingredients together in a salad bowl.
Whisk the ingredients of the dressing to combine and drizzle over salad prior to serving
I cook spinach like this for Cuddles (my 11 month old). It is also a great method for keeping the spinach to use in cooking at a later date. If I was not using the spinach for baby food I would freeze it in slightly larger containers than the ice cube trays. It can be used when defrosted for pesto, dips, pasta etc.
A tasty side dish that is very well suited to accompanying pork
Quick, healthy, tasty
If you are using chicken instead of prawns, add the chicken at Step 4 and cook almost through before adding the tomatoes. If I use chicken I slice it into strips before cooking.
This post is part of a series kindly hosted by Rhonda at the Down to Earth blog. See what is on the mind of others who are a fan of simple, healthy living.
You will find more spinach recipes via the links below and also via my Recipe Index page.
*Images were updated in this post 27/07/2014
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