Spinach Recipes

These recipes are my favorite and most popular recipes with spinach.

Spinach is a terrific ingredient that can be used in many ways from salads to tacos, pizzas, omelettes, dips, and smoothies.

What Is Spinach?

Spinach is a leafy green flower plant that originates from Asia.

Its leaves are edible throughout their growth, from their early growth where they are called baby spinach to their full-grown stage of classic spinach.

Spinach can be eaten raw, cooked, or steamed.

It’s a vegetable rich in micronutrients that has many potential health benefits.

Spinach Nutrition

Baby spinach and mature spinach have the same nutritional profile.

One hundred grams of spinach contain:

  • 27 kcal
  • 92 grams of water
  • 2.8 grams of protein
  • 2.4 grams of carbs
  • including 1.6 grams of carbs
  • 0.6 grams of fat

And the following micronutrients:

  • 68mg of Calcium
  • 1.3mg of Iron
  • 93mg of Magnesium
  • 39mg of Phosphorus
  • 582mg of Potassium
  • 111mg of Sodium
  • 0.5mg of Manganese
  • 26mg of Vitamin C
  • 0.5mg of Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
  • 0.2mg of Vitamin B6
  • 0.3mg of Vitamin A
  • 0.1mg of Vitamin B9 (Folate)

Health Benefits Of Spinach

Spinach is loaded with nutrients and may have the following potential benefits.

  • Lowering Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Asthma Prevention
  • Contribution to Bone Health
  • Inflammation Prevention
  • Skin Improvement
  • Weight Loss Contribution

How To Cook Spinach

Cooking spinach is easy, it can be accommodated in many recipes.

Eating It Raw

The easiest way to prepare spinach is to eat it raw.

When consuming raw spinach, it’s essential to first wash it.

Many spinach cultures use chemicals and fertilizers extensively, and since spinach leaves are quite large, they can gather a lot of droplets.

Raw spinach is perfect for a Strawberry Spinach Salad or a Spinach Caprese Salad.

Cooking In Frying Pan

Spinach is delicious when it’s cooked as it wilts and immensely reduces in size.

A cup of fresh spinach turns into a tablespoon of cooked spinach.

Pan-Fried spinach can be used in delicious lunch recipes like my Spinach Quiche or my Spinach Omelette.

How To Boil Spinach

Boiling spinach consists in pouring boiling water on spinach in a large mixing bowl.

You can achieve the same result by putting fresh spinach in a saucepan full of boiling water or by steaming the spinach.

Pouring boiling water on spinach is the technique that is the most energy efficient.

Boiled spinach is perfect for making appetizers like Spinach Balls or my Keto Taco Shells.

How To Store Spinach

Fresh Spinach can be stored for up to 10 days in the fridge.

The best way to keep them for longer is to keep them in their sealed plastic bag.

If the bag has already been opened, wrap the spinach in a paper towel and place it in an airtight container.

Keep it as far as possible from bananas and apples that produce ethylene, a chemical compound that accelerates wilting.

Cooked spinach can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

You can also freeze cooked spinach for up to three months in the freezer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Spinach Keto?

Spinach is very much keto-friendly. Since it contains very few carbs, it’s perfectly compatible with low-carb diets.

Can Dogs Have Spinach?

Dogs can eat spinach, it’s even quite good for them.

Can You Freeze Spinach?

It’s better to freeze cooked spinach than fresh spinach.

While it’s possible to freeze fresh spinach, frozen fresh spinach can only be used for cooking.

Is Spinach Good For You?

Spinach is an excellent ingredient that has many health benefits.

How Much Iron Is In Spinach?

100 grams of fresh spinach contain 1.3mg of iron.

Does Spinach Have Fiber?

Spinach contains 1.6 grams of fiber per 100 grams.

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