8 Creative Uses for Spinach

Add a novel twist to your breakfast, dinner, or dessert with this leafy green staple.

8 Creative Uses for Spinach

A favorite of Queen Catherine de Medici, Popeye the Sailor, and Dr. Oz himself, spinach is celebrated as a high-fiber and vitamin-rich leafy green, for good reason. Its mild taste is suitable in both raw and cooked recipes and is often a standard ingredient in salads and green smoothies. But that’s not all this superfood is capable of! Give these unique spinach suggestions a try and take your leafy green game to the next level.

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Spinach Bread

When making a savory bread or bread pudding, you can easily incorporate a serving of spinach in the recipe as well. If using frozen spinach, make sure to drain and thaw first, and if using fresh spinach leaves, sautee them in olive oil and garlic for a flavor boost. Add to a quick bread recipe and you’ll have a great side dish for any dinner.

Have your guests coming back for more (or save the leftovers for yourself!) with this decadent holiday tenderloin. Roasted with rosemary, garlic and dijon mustard, it pairs perfectly with a bright and fresh horseradish cream. And when it's paired with mushrooms and shallots roasted in red wine and beef stock, you can't go wrong.