Riveting recipes with fresh spinach leaves
By Colleen Tully
Recipes by The Canadian Living Test Kitchen
From salads to pastas to flaky feta pies, get the most out of local fresh spinach with this savoury spinach recipe collection.
- Sweet-and-Sour Braised Beef with Prunes
- Flaky Seafood Pie
- Eggplant and Spinach Lasagna
- Chicken Zarzuela
- Pork and Pearl Onion Adobo
- Fish Tacos With Mango-Avocado Salsa
- Blue Cheese and Walnut Mushrooms
- Steak Tacos With Pebre Salsa
- Lemongrass Chicken Tacos
- Lemony Penne With Chicken and Artichokes
- Orange-Glazed Pork Chops With Hazelnut Green Beans
- Tofu Noodle Stir-Fry
- Farfalle With Prosciutto and Olives
- Shrimp With Edamame Succotash
- Linguine With Tuna and Mushrooms
Spinach leaves pulled fresh from the ground taste like all the elements of the earth have combined to form the most perfect leafy food.
Rich in Vitamin A, folacin, fibre, potassium and Vitamin C, there is no reason not to indulge yourself in local fresh spinach available from May to October in Canada.
Our recipe collection below is a mix of traditional salads and sides plus dishes inspired by Japan, the Mediterranean and India.
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Mixed Greens with Orange Chive Dressing
Instead of packaged salad greens, make your own mix of mâche or baby spinach, frisée, Boston lettuce and arugula.
Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Salad
This salad is simple to assemble for a quick family meal.
Spinach Salad with Crispy Feta and Frizzled Prosciutto
With spring comes a welcome stream of fragrant herbs and fresh vegetables, such as sweet peas and delicate baby spinach. Spinach stars in this salad w...
Mandarin Spinach Salad
In large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Add spinach, bean sprouts, almonds (if using), radishes, green onion and oranges...
Orange Sesame Spinach Salad with Chicken
Per serving Restaurant cost $9.50 To make $4.40 Savings...
Wilted Mushroom Salad
The hot mushroom dressing wilts the greens slightly for this unique salad, so make it right before serving. If using shiitake mushrooms, cut off the s...
Soba Noodles with Spinach and Tofu
Soba Sauce: In saucepan, soak kelp in water for 15 minutes. Bring just to boil over medium heat. Remove kelp ...
Fresh Herb and Pea Risotto
In saucepan, bring about 3-1/2 cups (875 mL) water to boil; reduce heat to low and keep warm. In food processor,...
Quick Spinach Pasta with Canadian Cottage Cheese
In pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until tender-firm, about 8 minutes, or according to package instructions; drain well, reserving 1/4 cup (50...
White and Wild Rice Pilaf with Spinach and Walnuts
A simply flavoured pilaf makes a great backdrop for both the roast turkey and the vegetarian stew.
Greens and Feta Pie
In large bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking powder. In separate bowl, whisk together oil, milk and egg; pour over dry ingredients. Using wood...
Spinach and Feta Burek
These warm, flaky and cheesy pies are similar to Greek spanakopitas, but they have the addition of allspice for a more fragrant, exotic touch.
Squash and Spinach Lasagna
You can turn this colourful and delicious lasagna into a vegetarian main course by omitting the pancetta.
Herb and Spinach Pasta
Serve with Tossed Salad and round out the meal with Quick Strawberry Shortcake (see recipe links below).
Tofu Sesame Noodles
Fried Tofu Cubes: Cut 8 oz (250 g) firm tofu into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes; toss with 2 tbsp (30 mL) cornstarch....
Golden Fold-Over Omelettes
Omelettes are perfect for families because each member can fill his or her own as desired.
Mushroom Spinach Lasagna
A slow-cooker lasagna may not be as crisp as a baked one and its noodles may be softer, but its gooey cheese topping is pretty irresistible.
Spinach and Rapini Curry with Paneer
Rapini adds a pleasant touch of bitterness to this mildly spiced curry, which is best served with naan or basmati rice.
Spinach and Feta Crostini
In large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat; fry pine nuts, stirring, until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic, salt and pepper; fry for 30 seco...
Three-Cheese Spinach Pizza
Spinach adds a flavour twist to this classic cheese combo. Instead of fresh spinach, you can also use one package (300 g) frozen, thawed and drained. ...
In large saucepan, melt 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the butter over medium-high heat; saut?arlic and half each of the onion, salt and pepper for about 3 minutes...
In classic French cuisine, Florentine is a term used for a dish that contains spinach and — usually — Mornay or cheese sauce.
This delicious vegetable cocktail is packed with the power of spinach.