harvesting spinach in fieldThe Basics

Spinach is one of the healthiest greens out there. Super nutrient-dense, spinach can be eaten raw in salads or cooked. Spinach is related to Swiss chard, beets, and the grain quinoa.

Cooking Tips

Try spinach in a simple salad, or lightly braised or sauteed with garlic as a side or part of a main dish.

For picky eaters, spinach can easily be incorporated into a wide variety of dishes: chop it finely and add to pasta sauce, meatloaf or meatballs, lentils, beans, or quesadillas or burritos.

You can also try a long, slow cook, and add butter and cream for a creamed spinach dish.

Spinach is an excellent green for making smoothies because of its mild flavor and tender leaves.

Storage Tips

Wrap loosely in a plastic bag in the fridge for 4-6 days. Discard any leaves that are yellowed or soft.