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.


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” 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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