15 Creative Recipes Using Spinach
March 26, 2019
Spinach is a powerhouse veggie! It contains vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, magnesium, iron, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, folate and other B vitamins. And the great thing about spinach is that to get it’s incredible health benefits, you don’t have to sacrifice taste. It’s versatile, making a wonderful addition in most meals, and can be enjoyed both raw and cooked!
Try these 15 delicious plant-based recipes using spinach from our Food Monster App!
1. Sweet and Spicy Spinach and Lentil Curry
Wholesome and delicious food does not have to be time-consuming or difficult! This Sweet and Spicy Spinach and Lentil Curry by Maria Koutsogiannis is a perfect example of how easy it can be to eat well, even when you’re on a tight schedule. This healthy dish is filled with beautiful and exotic spices balanced out by creamy coconut milk. This hearty curry is guaranteed to keep you warm, cozy, and satisfied during the chilly weather.
2. High Protein Spinach and Rice Balls
Philipp Ertl‘s Spinach and Rice Protein Balls are easy and fun to make and also great way to get your greens in, kids will love them. They also freeze well, so you could make them in advance, freeze and then put into the oven whenever you fancy them. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, they are a great protein and an excellent iron booster.
3. Red Lentil and Spinach Coconut Curry Soup
Melanie Sorrentino‘s low-fat Red Lentil and Spinach Coconut Curry Soup is thick, hearty, and packed with nutrition. The red lentils provide a sturdy base that is complemented by the tender baby carrots and spinach. Add a dollop of dairy-free sour cream and a sprinkle of sliced green onions just before serving.
4. 20-Minute Chickpea and Spinach Curry
Dana Sandonato‘s protein-packed Chickpea and Spinach Curry is the perfect meal in a pinch! If you’re a fan of chickpeas alone, you need this dish in your life. This curry will fill you up without weighing you down and — the kicker — you can make it ahead of time and it freezes beautifully. The leftovers are delicious, if not better since the flavors mingle and get to know one another over time. Serve it over fluffy rice, with naan, as a side, or eat it on its own.
5. Baked Spinach Falafel With Tzatziki and Lemon Tahini Sauce
Mitra Shirmohammadi‘s Baked Spinach Falafels are crispy outside and soft inside, just how they should be! You only need 5 main ingredients and 4 spices and they take less than 30 minutes to prepare. They’re free from gluten, grains, dairy, eggs, and soy, making them a super allergy-friendly food!
6. Spinach and Tofu Ricotta Puff Pastries
7. Roasted Red Pepper, Chickpea, and Spinach Curry
Sonja Trurnit‘s Roasted Red Pepper, Chickpea, and Spinach Curry is to die for! Chickpeas and spinach are blanketed in a rich, red pepper and coconut sauce. Not only is it spicy and fragrant, it is also good for you. If you’re looking for something that is rich in iron, look no further. What more could you want for dinner?This curry is to die for! Chickpeas and spinach are blanketed in a rich, red pepper and coconut sauce. What more could you want for dinner?
8. Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese With Spinach
In Sara Hohn‘s Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese With Spinach, sweet potatoes serve as the base to make the cheesy orange sauce that we all know and love. The spices and mustard balance out the sweetness, to create the ultimate mac.
9. Spinach Pasta with Zucchini-Nut Sauce
Whip up a comforting and nourishing pot of pasta with a creamy and perfectly seasoned sauce. After a long day, this Spinach Pasta with Zucchini-Nut Sauce from the Vegan Reset cookbook is all you’ll want for dinner: it’s as easy to make as it is delicious!
10. Spinach Salad with Pistachios and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Jamie Bevia‘s Spinach Salad with Pistachios and Sun-Dried Tomatoes has a bright, fresh and flavorful veggies with crunchy pistachios and the flavor burst of sun-dried tomatoes, along with an amazing dressing. What are you waiting for? Get making this for dinner!
11. Green Spinach and Tahini Soup
Source: Green Spinach and Tahini Soup
This wonderful Green Spinach and Tahini Soup Christine DesRoches comes together in about 15 minutes once all your ingredients are prepped. The tahini adds creaminess and a bit of body, but doesn’t overpower the soup!
12. Pumpkin Spinach Creamy Lentil Soup
This Creamy Lentil Soup by Kristina Jug and Mitja Bezensêk is a hearty vegan one-pot soup with lentils, pumpkin, and spinach. Great for a cold winter day! This one-pot soup is vegan, gluten-free and only takes about 30 minutes to make!
13. Baked Spinach and Bulgur Veggie Balls
Sophie Yotova‘s Baked Spinach and Bulgur Veggie Balls are a great option for weeknight dinners. Packed with bulgur, chickpeas, sunflower seed, spinach, and your favorite herbs and spices, all you need to do is mix everything together in a bowl, then bake until they’re crispy. These go perfectly with pasta, on top of salad, or in wraps.
14. Spinach Artichoke Soup
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What’s fab about Gabrielle St. Claire‘s Spinach Artichoke Soup recipe, is simply everything! This soup has minimal ingredients, veggie packed, easy, creamy, affordable, perf for the fall season, can be made in minutes, can be made in bulk, perf for entertaining, has aesthetic appeal, and is just a game changing recipe!
15. Cheesy Spinach Tofu Casserole
Source: Cheesy Spinach Tofu Casserole
Gunjan Dudani‘s Cheesy Spinach Tofu Casserole uses a plant-based cheese that is somewhere in between parmesan and mozzarella in combination with the subtle flavors of spinach and baked tofu to make a dish that is understated and impressive at the same time. This casserole is easy, healthy, and can serve a crowd.
Need even more ways to incorporate spinach in your meals? See these 20 Recipes So Good No One Will Have to Tell You to Eat Your Spinach and 20 Delicious Vegan Recipes That are Packed With the Nutrient Power of Spinach!
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