Meatless Monday: Mmm Mmm Spinach

You read it everywhere: Eat more leafy greens for your health.

Spinach is considered a super food for many reasons, like it packs a nutrient-packed punch in very little calories.

It’s such a good base for, say, a salad. And it tastes so good in … well … other salads?

Get out of that salad rut. Spinach can go into a ton of tasty recipes. Here are a few suggestions.

What are some of your favorite dishes that include spinach?

Here’s a recipe we cook from time to time in our house. It’s from “Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook.” If anyone knows how to cook their veggies right, it’s those vegans.

Sauteed Spinach and Tomatoes

Recipe courtesy of “Veganomicon”

Serves 4

1 bunch spinach roots discarded washed well (about 6 cups, loosely packed)
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 small onion, chopped finely
3 cloves garlic, minced (more if you like)
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
½ teaspoon salt, or more to taste
2 plum tomatoes, seeded and cut into a little less than ½ inch dice
Juice of ½ lemon or lime

Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the onions in the oil for about 2 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger and salt. Saute for another 30 seconds or so. Add the tomatoes and sauté until moisture begins to release, about 2 minutes. Add the spinach and cook until the spinach is wilted. Add splashes of water to make the spinach cook faster without burning. Sprnikle with lemon juice and serve.

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About kareiner

I'm an active mom who loves to cook. I'm passionate about health and fitness. I'm no expert, nutritionist, personal trainer or miracle worker. I just like being active and I like good food.
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5 Responses to Meatless Monday: Mmm Mmm Spinach

  1. CLM says:

    Mmm… sounds good. I’ll have to give that one a try. I also like spinach sauteed with garlic on a baked potato with some plain yogurt and sliced green onions.

    With all due respect to Veganomicon, the ultimate vegan cookbook has to be “Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World” http://vegancupcakes.wordpress.com/ Are cupcakes allowed on Body, Mind and Stomach? Moderation in all things, right?

  2. kareiner says:

    I’ve been meaning to try that cupcake cookbook, but being that I’m a terrible baker, I’m worried I’ll find a way to mess up even the easiest cupcakes.

  3. Kevin Reiner says:

    Add a couple eggs to this recipe for more protein. Poached is really good, but whichever way you prefer.

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