June 10th, 2014

Spinach

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Spinach

Spinach is a commonly used leafy green with small, arrow shaped leaves, and thin stems.  Spinach is high in antioxidants and vitamins A, C, E, and iron.  Spinach’s high nutritional content is well preserved when served lightly cooked or raw.  Cook quickly until spinach turns a bright green for best flavor.  Spinach has a wide variety of culinary uses including, salads, pasta, and egg dishes.


Storage

Store unwashed spinach in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.  To store washed and dried spinach, wrap loosely in a paper towel and place in a bag or container.  Wet spinach will spoil quickly.


Preparation

Rinse leaves thoroughly to remove any remaining dirt.  Use our easy method for washing greens.  Separate leaves,  and chop or tear into bite size pieces.  Use raw leaves in salads, add to pasta, pizza, lasagna, frittata, quiche, and stir-fries.


Recipes

Rama Thai Noodles with Broccoli, Spinach, & Peanut Sauce

The Locavore Pizza – with Sausage, Goat Cheese, & Spinach Pesto

Spinach & Mushroom Risotto

Spinach Pesto Flatbread

Spinach Salad with Bacon Wrapped Dates

Greens with Ginger and Sesame Seeds

Warm Mizuna, Arugula, & Spinach Salad with Shitake Mushrooms

Spinach, Arugula, Mizuna, and Bacon Salad

Basic Salad Dressings

Radicchio, Grapefruit, and Spinach Salad

Washing and Storing Greens


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