15 Different ways to cook with spinach

These recipes will help boost your creativity when it comes to cooking with spinach.

by: Rentse Khiba | 05 Apr 2018
 
 Spinach being handwashed

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Popeye knew that spinach was good for him. Whenever he needed a boost of  energy and strength, he would reach for a trusty can of spinach and gulp it down in one go. 

What used to be a boring vegetable has now become something we can include in almost any meal and all the health benefits are an added bonus.

All these recipes include spinach and will also help you get your kids to eat their veggies. So have fun experimenting with these spinach recipes.

Create these spinach and feta empanadas as canapés when entertaining guests.

This simple, meat-free and delicious spinach and tomato lasagna is the perfect meal for dinner.

Spinach and cheese braai pie is a quick and simple snack to make whilst braaing and can be served as a braai side.

Spinach, Pie, Braai

For our vegan and vegetarian readers, the mushroom and spinach quinoa with aubergines is a recipe that was made for you. Not only is this meal filling but it is also a healthy choice.

Liven up your herby pork fillet with a strawberry and baby spinach salad.

I love good weekend comfort food, you know the kind you can sit down in front of a movie with? well this cheese, spinach and bacon bread bake is something I will definitely be throwing together when I need a bit of comfort eating.

Spinach and bacon bread bake

And because we are big fans of the #Vgang another recipe for our veggie friendly readers is this spinach, leek and feta tart with sweet potato crust which will go nicely with a salad for lunch.

These cheesy spinach and zucchini muffins are perfect for breakfast, brunch, packed as lunchboxes or even just as a snack.

Try this super easy, filling bacon topped chicken and spinach meatloaf serve slices with a side of mashed potato and gravy or a freshly-made salad.

Bacon, Chicken, Spinach, Meatloaf

Who knew you could add spinach to your pastas?  create this tortellini with creamy pea and spinach sauce. If you feel like being super creative with it, add some grilled chicken pieces to it to make a wholesome family meal.

If you’re Banting then this bacon nest with egg, spinach and feta is a recipe you will absolutely love. These bite-size nests are your guilty pleasures all put together. 

Throw this tomato, ham, spinach and ricotta frittata together for a quick,easy breakfast on the weekend. These are also great as an extra in your luncbox.

Spinach Frittata

These Pancakes with creamed spinach make a quick and easy delicous snack and is also a delicous pancake alternative recipe.

Ran out of ideas for lunchbox create these spinach and bacon rolls, paired with a juice-box as a healthy quick lunch option.

This spinach and feta cheesecake is not only perfect for a late breakfast, but it's even better as a light meal when served with an appetizing fresh salad.  

Spinach, Feta, Cheesecake

Remember if you want to grow big and strong make sure you eat a fair amount of spinach. Let us know which of these spinach recipes you will be trying next! 


ALSO TRY: 

Vegan curried potato and spinach quiche

50 mins For the crust, stir the flour, chives, salt and pepper together. Stir in the coconut oil and water and use your hands to bring the pastry together. Cover with plastic and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Pre heat the oven to 180°C. Press the pastry into a 22cm lightly greased pie dish and bake, 5 minutes.




 

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