Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine

Spectacular (& Healthy) Spinach: Cook Once, Eat Twice

Spinach Recipes: Cook Once, Eat TwiceCooking spinach isn’t a hassle; washing it is the problem. Yes, you can use pre-washed baby spinach instead, but I prefer regular fresh spinach, which has more flavor and texture. It’s less expensive, too. I triple wash a big batch — to make sure all the grit is gone — and end up with enough for two recipes, so it’s all worth it.


Now, let’s get the hard part out of the way. Here’s the best method for washing any kind of leafy greens:


Fill a large bowl or the sink with cold water and submerge the leaves. Swish them around with your hands and let the dirt sink to the bottom. Remove the leaves and repeat the process two or three times. For many spinach recipes, you don’t even need to dry the leaves, because the moisture helps to cook the greens


Day One (Dinner):  My Greek inspired spinach pie is a great recipe when you want to  prep a dish in advance for a party, of if you have some spare time during the day. Once it’s done, all you do is pop it in the oven later, and that makes it ideal for a busy weeknight!


Day Two (Dinner): Here’s a twist on one of my favorite Indian dishes, Sag Paneer, which uses tofu instead of cheese. Serve this wonderful dish with plain basmati rice and savor the rich flavors of cumin, curry and ginger.





Check out all these other great and healthy spinach recipes!

3 Responses to “Spectacular (& Healthy) Spinach: Cook Once, Eat Twice”

  • Katherina says:

    Stephen: I am interested in your Letters in the Mail subscription. I’m a high school English teacher, and i considered this might be a good way for getting my students to write responding to the letters. Nonetheless, I’ve to be certain that the topics from the letters is going to be appropriate for my students 9, 10, and 11th graders. Will you please comment on what the topics is going to be in general? Thank you.

  • Samual says:

    I actually like youtube but it surely does have some bad things on it. Like with illegal material and things.

  • Something more important is that when searching for a good online electronics
    shop, look for web stores that are consistently updated, retaining up-to-date with
    the newest products, the most effective deals, in addition to helpful information on products.
    This will ensure you are doing business with a
    shop that really stays atop the competition and provides you what
    you ought to make knowledgeable, well-informed electronics buying.
    Thanks for the significant tips I have learned from the blog.

Leave a Reply to Click On This Page Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Back to Top