The Top Ten: Our Customers’ Favourite Spinach Recipes April 4, 2019

by Rebecca Down Eat

As voted for by our customers, here are the top ten spinach recipes that have been enjoyed in our boxes over the past couple of weeks.

Spinach is a popular superfood because of its rich nutritional content and delicious flavour. Popular in different cuisines across the world, spinach is a hugely popular green vegetable. Spinach’s bitter flavour is distinctive and works particularly well with dairy products and eggs. The young, greener leaves can be eaten raw in a salad, while the older leaves are usually cooked (spinach has one of the shortest cooking times of all vegetables).

Fresh Tip:
Don’t be shy with your portions when cooking spinach. Its high water content means it reduces in size by about a quarter when cooked.

As voted for by our customers, here are the top ten highest scoring spinach recipes that have been enjoyed in our boxes over the past couple of weeks…

1. Creamy Fish Curry with Sweet Potato and Cheat’s Chapatis

André wanted you to enjoy this delicious creamy curry with some chapatis, but he didn’t think everyone would be in the mood for making their own Indian-style flatbreads after a busy day. So, he came up with this cheat’s version: whole wheat soft tortillas, warmed in a pan and flavoured with nigella seeds. We think you’ll be impressed! Get the recipe here.

2. Creamy Lamb Pasta Bake with a Cheesy Crumb and Rocket

This warming and hearty Lamb Pasta Bake with Crumb is bursting full of flavours and makes the perfect dinner night option. Get the recipe here.

3. Lamb Bolognese with Spinach and Rigatoni

This quick and comforting lamb and spinach pasta bolognese requires just 15 minutes of hands-on cooking time. A rich and creamy lamb sauce is gently combined with wheat rigatoni to create this great heartwarming dish to enjoy mid week! Get the recipe here.

4. Sweet Potato Coconut Dal with Dukkah Salsa and Cheats Chapatis

Sri Lanka is often called the ‘Resplendent Isle’ and we can see why. Just have a taste of this dal recipe that Mimi came up with! Sweet potato marries beautifully with coconut milk and lentils cook down to a seductive softness, all the better to absorb those lovely spices. Get the recipe here.

5. Pan-Fried Halloumi with Caramelised Red Onion and Lentils

The UK now eats more halloumi than anywhere else in the world, apart from Cyprus where it’s made. We can see why! Everyone loves this ‘squeaky cheese’ with its delicious salty taste and firm texture. It’s particularly good in today’s recipe, paired with nutty lentils and sweet balsamic onions. Get the recipe here.

6. Porky Tagliatelle with Spinach and Grated Cheese

Italian inspired flavours, and on the table in just twenty minutes, this quick-fix dish is perfect for the evenings when you’re a little short on time. Authentic Italian cooking in double quick time? Mamma Mia, you’ve found a keeper! Get the recipe here.

7. Beef Kofta Curry with Sag Aloo

For many people, rice is often the go-to side for a curry. We’ve decided to serve our aromatic beef kofta curry alongside sag aloo, a nutritious dish of spinach, potato and fragrant spices, which gives rice a serious run for its money. Easy to prep, and even easier to eat, this is a curry you’ll be coming back to time and time again. Get the recipe here.

8. Caramelised Onion Sausage Traybake

Our Caramelised Sausage Tray Bake is the perfect dish for a cosy night in. A real one pot wonder, our delicious sausages are roasted alongside onion, apple, carrot, potato and sage until everything is golden and cooked through. Spinach is wilted down and stirred through at the very end for a good hit of extra veg and then drizzled in a warm caramelised onion jus. Warming, hearty, and flavour-packed, this is the perfect weeknight dish. Get the recipe here.

9. Mimi’s Catch of the Day Creamy Sweetcorn Fish Bowl

Our chef Mimi is a bit of a globetrotter and finds inspiration wherever she goes. This comforting dish is a delicious global fusion of the traditional Scottish favourite, Cullen Skink and a particularly memorable chowder she enjoyed on her travels across America. Smoked fish, sweetcorn and creamy potatoes gently combined in a creme fraiche and fresh parsley sauce, generously topped with the crunchiest Panko breadcrumbs. Get the recipe here.

10. Squash and Chorizo Jumble with Spinach and Zesty Dressing

We love good Squash and Chorizo Jumble and this deliciously simple, chef-curated recipe doesn’t disappoint. Get the recipe here.

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