Spinach is eaten raw in salads and also as a cooked green much like turnip greens or collard greens.
How to Select
Choose fresh, crisp, green bunches with no evidence of insect damage.
How to Store
Remove blemished leaves, rinse, dry and refrigerate in a plastic bag with some air holes for use within 3-5 days. Freeze: Blanch, cool, and freeze in plastic bags.
How to Prepare
Rinse greens in cold water. Dry well; pat between towels, or use a salad spinner. Eat raw: Add to salads, wraps, pitas, and sandwiches. Eat cooked: Steam, microwave, boil, saut, stir-fry, braise, or pure. Add to casseroles, soups, dips, sauces, and pasta, rice, and egg dishes. Cook with olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice.
Recipes with this vegetable
Spinach Orange Salad
Try with canned mandarin oranges! (Look for ones packed in their own juice instead of heavy syrup).
Popeye Power Smoothie
This smoothie is rich in iron from the spinach and vitamin C from the orange and pineapple juice.