Super-leaf spinach is not just for Popeye. Available year round, embrace the green stuff and include spinach in your meals for added colour, flavour and a hit of vitamins A and C.
Whether you opt for a bag of the fresh stuff, or handy cubes of frozen leaves, it’s a wonderfully versatile veg. Think salads, smoothies, soups and sauces, to pastas, curries and pies. Spinach is great friends with lots of other ingredients, including nutmeg, garlic, eggs and cheese.
Check out these easy spinach recipes to see how to celebrate it raw and how to cook spinach in a variety of tasty ways.
Beautiful baby spinach gives a vibrant punch of colour to this healthy brunch favourite that’s good enough for dinner, too. Top with whatever combo of ingredients you’ve got in the fridge, roll up and enjoy.
Bigging up convenient frozen spinach, this ridiculously comforting number is indulgence personified. Creamed spinach is teamed with a cheesy oat topping to create the ultimate side dish. Love those leftovers on a pizza, in a frittata, or even spread on toast.
Fresh baby spinach leaves are a salad staple. Use them whole, tear them up, or shred them for added texture. Here, dressed simply in good extra virgin olive oil and lemon, they’re the perfect base for tangy citrus and gnarly garlic chicken kebabs.
Choose your ingredients wisely, and you don’t need many to create a winning dish. On the table in less than 20 minutes, this 5-ingredient wonder is a surefire hit. Creamy paneer, toasted cashews and wilted spinach with a hit of curry paste and a little onion is all you need for a banging dinner.
Mix things up on the pasta front and go green! Adding spinach to your pasta dough not only adds colour, it ups the nutrition factor and is fun to make. Get little hands involved in this simple pasta recipe, which can be prepped the day before and left to dry out if you want to get ahead.
Think retro with this super-easy, all-in-one traybake. Flavour friends spinach and garlic create a lovely green bed for succulent salmon stuffed with creamy prawns. Simple to scale up or down, this is a total weeknight winner.
Go back to Jamie’s roots with this labour of love – the recipe Jamie was making all those years ago for a TV documentary at The River Cafe, when the Naked Chef was born. Spinach and ricotta is a classic combo, and this is the perfect showstopper for a special occasion.
In the green mood? We’ve got lots more satisfying spinach recipes here.