Tag Archives: Spinach

Simple Lettuce Spinach Salad

For this salad I used:

  • Lettuce
  • Spinach leaves
  • 2 green onions
  • kalamata olives
  • fresh chopped dill
  • sea salt
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • dash of sugar

Wash, dry and chop your vegetables, and mix in well.

To prepare the sauce, in a little bowl put some honey, and as much balsamic vinegar, sea salt and pepper. Add the olive oil with a small constant flow while you whisk everything together working fast to make a sauce. Taste it and decide if you want more sweet or sour, pour over the salad and enjoy!

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Tomato and Chopped Spinach Salad

Chop some spinach in this salad for a healthy and tasty dish!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • sun dried tomatoes
  • olives
  • capers
  • half of a small red onion, chopped
  • as much spinach as you like
  • oregano
  • olive oil

Chop and mix, sprinkle olive oil and enjoy!

Salad with Spinach and Lettuce (for those who are not very fond of Spinach)

With winter starting and the flu all around us, I wanted to find ways for us to eat raw spinach. You eat it and you feel invincible! Popeye strong, full of energy and ready to do everything!

But…

We both dislike the taste of it when raw, some of us more that others. For a good reason too, that flavor is.. overpowering ! So I have been trying to hide the spinach under other flavors, to make it easier for us to be healthy (like a set of five year olds who don’t want to eat the green leaf!)

This salad is a full meal, a light one, so give it a try if you want a delightful salad.

Ingredients

  • lettuce
  • spinach
  • 2 green onions
  • mushrooms
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • green pepper
  • olive oil
  • cumin
  • thyme
  • salt

Wash the lettuce and the spinach thoroughly. I would suggest using more lettuce than spinach, but then again your heart might not be weak as ours! Chop the green onions. One of them you will use raw. The other one you will sizzle in a frying pan with a little bit of olive oil and the garlic clove (chopped or minced) .  Then you will add roughly chopped mushrooms and peppers,  a pinch of cumin and thyme, then when they are soft you can add:

  • Balsamic vinegar with agave syrup or
  • wine or
  • any other combination of sweet and sour liquids

Allow the wine or vinegar to embrace the vegetables and evaporate then add the mix into your chopped lettuce, spinach and green onion salad. Add salt and olive oil. Enjoy!

Cheesy Spinach Bread

Here is something that is easy to make and delicious!

Preheat the oven to 150° Celsius (about 302° F)

In a large bowl add the following and mix thoroughly:

  • 6 Tablespoons (1/2 cup) of sunflower oil
  • 1 cup (200 ml) of water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 140 grams (about 5 ounces) of vegan cheddar cheese
  • 100 ml (1/2 cup) of rinsed and gently packed spinach (it’s best to rip the spinach with your hands into pieces or even chop it if desired. Do not let spinach dry completely but drain it so it is not soaking wet before adding it to mixture.)
  • 1 cup of gluten-free all-purpose baking flour (if you cannot find it to buy it is easy to make, contact us for a recipe).

We take a small cake pan or bread loaf pan and fill the insides with parchment paper. We pack the mixture into the pan inside the parchment paper. We bake it in the oven for 20 minutes inside the pan. After 20 minutes remove the parchment paper from the pan and place the parchment paper directly on the oven rack for another 15 to 17 minutes (or until the knife comes out clean). The end result is so good you will never believe it does not have gluten or eggs in it! Enjoy!