Spinach

Spinach is a nutritious green, although the nutrients are hard to absorb due to the oxalic acid found in the green. It is high in vitamins A and C. Vitamins are best retained with little or no cooking.

Storage Tips

• Dunk spinach in a cold-water bath and then spin dry

• Store in a damp towel in a plastic bag for up to 1 week.

Culinary Tips

• Steam spinach for s-8 minutes

• 2-3 lbs. of spinach cooks down to 2 cups

• Toss with olive oil, lemon juice, diced garlic, fresh basil leaves, and feta cheese for a salad

• Toss tender raw leaves into pasta

• Add spinach to quiche, lasagna, or other baked dishes

• Substitute spinach for chard in other recipes

Recipes

Spinach Quiche

Creamy Spinach Dip

Cheesy Spaghetti and Spinach Casserole

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