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”
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.