Spinach

Kale’s superfood predecessor tastes delicious in everything from creamy onion dip to cheesy quiche, and can easily be added to a dinner-worthy salad or nutrient-packed side dish. This salad is made with plenty of spinach, smoked chicken, sliced apples, and crunchy walnuts, so it’s filling enough for lunch. Throw some spinach into your morning omelet, or try chef Gavin Kaysen’s creamed spinach dish, famously popular at his Minneapolis restaurant. Whether we’re adding spinach to a grilled cheese sandwich or stirring some into kid-friendly mac and cheese, F&W’s guide makes it easier than ever to eat your veggies.

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Spinach Mu’ajinaat


At Reem’s in Oakland, California, traditional Arabic-style stuffed turnovers begin with a yeasted dough rather than flaky pastry. The warm-spiced spinach filling includes allspice, cinnamon, and ground sumac. Slideshow: More Spinach Recipes
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Spinach Salad with Ginger-Soy Dressing


Fresh ginger warms up the soy-citrus dressing in this hearty spinach salad from New York chef JJ Johnson. He pops sorghum into fluffy kernels, just like popcorn, for an addictive crunchy garnish. Slideshow: More Spinach Recipes
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Easy Creamed Spinach

Butcher Erika Nakamura makes a mean creamed spinach, using a combo of Cognac and Pernod to add complex flavor to the steakhouse staple. Slideshow: More Spinach Recipes
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Warm Spinach and Sunchoke Salad


In Food & Wine test kitchen deputy editor Justin Chapple’s spinach salad, nutty roasted sunchokes gently wilt the greens and crumbled cheddar cheese, while apple slices add great tartness. Slideshow: More Spinach Recipes
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Catalan-Style Spinach


In this very simple and supertasty dish from Spanish winemaker Álvaro Palacios, curly spinach is cooked just enough to retain its great flavor when mixed with sautéed garlic, toasted pine nuts and plump raisins. Slideshow: More Spinach Recipes
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Palak Paneer

For this palak paneer, you can use any mix of greens, including kale, collards or mustard greens in place of some or all of the Swiss chard. Just remember to cook these heartier greens until they are very tender.  Slideshow: More Spinach Recipes
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Spinach Shakshuka


Instead of making shakshuka with red tomatoes, as is customary, Portland, Oregon, chef Jenn Louis opts to make hers with a mix of Malabar spinach and tomatillos, along with jalapeños, cilantro and spices. The result is a bright, tangy and spicy brunch dish that’s ideal with slabs of rich, toasty challah.
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Deep-Dish Spinach-and-Feta Quiche

Blogger Molly Yeh flavors this decadent deep-dish quiche with zhoug, a Yemeni sauce made with jalapeños, garlic, parsley and cilantro. Slideshow: More Quiche Recipes