These 12 Spectacular (and Easy) Spinach Recipes Will Make You Forget All About Kale Slideshow
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These 12 Spectacular (and Easy) Spinach Recipes Will Make You Forget All About Kale
To celebrate a fresh, healthy spinach crop this spring, we reached out to our Culinary Content Network of food bloggers for their favorite spinach recipes. And don’t think this is just salads (though there are a few creative, beautifully dressed ones in this roundup). Spinach can be used in everything from sandwiches to smoothies to pasta sauce. So go green and eat like Popeye with these 12 spectacular spinach recipes.
Apple Pecan Salad With Blue Cheese Dressing
This bright, fresh salad from Mon Petit Four has just eight ingredients, but each individual element truly shines. Apples and candied pecans provide a beautiful sweetness, which is cut by salty blue cheese and a creamy dressing.
For the Apple Pecan Salad With Blue Cheese Dressing recipe, click here.
Bacon Spinach Salad
Mushroom and Spinach Tartines With Roasted Garlic Spread
Picky Eater Blog transports you to France with these open-faced sandwiches. Yes, these treats are vegetarian, but they’re filled with protein, earthy flavors, and beautiful grated Parmesan cheese.
For the Mushroom and Spinach Tartines With Roasted Garlic Spread recipe, click here.
Popeye Spinach Burgers With Homemade Thousand Island Dressing
Meatless burgers don’t have to be made from black beans or soy. Pack more vitamins into your meal with Oat and Sesame’s spinach burger, which has a zesty flavor and earthy base for a wonderfully balanced sandwich.
For the Popeye Spinach Burgers With Homemade Thousand Island Dressing recipe, click here.
Roasted Ricotta, Pesto, and Spinach Pasta Sauce
Pesto’s salty, herbaceous flavor pairs perfectly with fresh spinach, and Stay Alive and Cooking puts these two together in a natural and very green pasta dish. With roasted pine nuts for crunch, you won’t miss meat a bit.
For the Roasted Ricotta, Pesto, and Spinach Pasta Sauce recipe, click here.
Spanakopita Flavored Hummus
Spanakopita, a traditional Greek filo dough pie, isn’t the healthiest appetizer on the planet, so No Spoon Necessary took those familiar flavors and gave them a makeover. The result is a creamy dip with the fresh flavors of spinach, dill, lemon, and of course feta cheese.
For the Spanakopita Flavored Hummus recipe, click here.
Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells
This Italian dish from Confessions of a Confectionista is hearty and filled with comforting, familiar spices such as oregano, parsley, and basil. It’s a perfect weeknight dinner for the whole family.
For the Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells recipe, click here.
Spinach Pie With Quinoa Crust
From the way 2 Cookin’ Mamas describe this gluten-free, vegetarian pie, it must be irresistible. “The spinach pie has ricotta cheese to make it moist, Pecorino Romano for a little bite, and fresh spinach that is only slightly wilted to provide plenty of vitamins and minerals to the meal,” they write.
For the Spinach Pie With Quinoa Crust recipe, click here.
Super Green Broccoli, Spinach, Feta Pizza
This quick, easy, and savory pizza dish from Homemaker's Habitat is the ultimate springtime lunch. With fresh baby spinach leaves, broccoli, and two kids of cheeses, it’s creamy, bright, and packed with energizing vitamins.
For the Super Green Broccoli, Spinach, Feta Pizza recipe, click here.