If the question 'how to cook spinach in a tasty way' is bothering you, it's the time to rest easy. Check out this easy, but very delicious, spinach recipe.

How To Cook Spinach

Native to central and southwestern Asia, spinach is one of the most nutritious leafy greens. Apart from being packed with vital nutrients, such as iron and beta-carotene, it is also considered to be a good source of fiber, calcium, folic acid and vitamin K. Spinach has been associated with a large number of health benefits. It is believed to help prevent atherosclerosis, stabilize blood sugar among diabetics and slow down the process of aging. There are a number of other ailments also, for which the vegetable has been found to be beneficial. In order to help you consume the nutrient-rich spinach, we have provided a free, but delicious, easy spinach recipe in the lines below.
How To Cook Spinach
Items Needed 
  • Spinach Leaves
  • Salad Spinners
  • Knife (optional)
  • Hot Skillet
  • Garlic
  • Oil
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Lemon Juice
  • Ginger
  • Tofu
  • Peanut Sauce 
  • First of all, you will be required to purchase fresh, green spinach. Make sure that it does not have brown or yellow spots.
  • In case you find any wilted or discolored leaves in your spinach, discard them immediately.
  • Now is the time to wash the spinach leaves thoroughly. This will help remove any sand or dirt.
  • Put the spinach leaves in a salad spinner, in order to remove the excess water after washing.
  • Next, trim off the tough stems of the spinach leaves and remove any root material as well.
  • You can either chop the spinach leaves or use them in whole, while cooking. In the latter case, they will be chopped after cooking.
  • Put the spinach leaves into a hot skillet.
  • Keep folding the cooked spinach at the bottom of the pan over the uncooked leaves at the top.
  • It will take around 2 minutes for the spinach to cook. By that time, the leaves will be completely wilted, but still bright green in color.
  • Put some oil in a pan and place it over flame. After the oil gets hot, add garlic and red pepper flakes.
  • Sauté for a few seconds and then add cooked spinach. After about two minutes, turn off the flame and add lemon juice.
  • Finally, stir fry the spinach with garlic and ginger and top with tofu and peanut sauce.
  • You spinach is now completely cooked. You can use it in a number of recipes, like omelet, frittatas and vegetarian lasagna.

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