Spinach became widely available in the 1930's after a little help from a certain cartoon sailor who could always find his super strength in his favourite leafy greens.
Popeye was right - spinach is highly nutritious, containing plenty of iron, phytonutrients and folate – as well as vitamins A, C and K. Spinach is also extremely versatile. It can be used in a variety of healthy recipes where it can be eaten fresh, sautéed, creamed, blanched or even added to stir-fries, soups and stews.
Knorr has selected spinach as one of the Future 50 Foods not only because of all the goodness it holds and the incredible flavour it can add to your meals, but also because of its relative impact on the environment. Spinach is easily grown locally and is available all year round. Try our exciting spinach recipes and start your journey towards healthier eating.
Spinach for breakfast? Yes, please! This tasty treat is made up of a perfectly toasted English muffin, gently wilted baby spinach leaves, and a poached egg topped with creamy hollandaise sauce. Spinach adds a welcome bite of bittersweet freshness in this classic breakfast recipe.
SPINACH, BACON AND FETA SALAD
Use fresh, well-washed spinach to make the base of this delicious salad before finishing it off with crispy bacon and crumbled feta. This recipe is a great example of how easy it can be to make spinach the centre of your meal - simply add a drizzle of Knorr’s Creamy Italian Salad Dressing and some warm, crusty bread to create a light and tasty midweek family dinner.
CLASSIC CREAMED SPINACH
Creamed spinach is one of the most mouth-watering ways to enjoy this veggie. Heat margarine, cream and a Knorr Chicken Stock Pot in a saucepan before adding roughly chopped, blanched spinach to the mixture. Allow the sauce to reduce to your preferred consistency and serve it as a side dish with roast chicken, beef or lamb for a very special flavour experience.
Prepare a delicious and healthy vegetable soup with lentils and spinach – two of our fantastic Future 50 Foods! This easy soup is light enough to be enjoyed as a lunch time snack and hearty enough to warm you up on a chilly night.
CHICKEN, TOMATO AND SPINACH STEW
Incredibly flavourful, ready in 45 minutes and packed with all the goodness spinach has to offer, this stew is served over fluffy mashed potatoes. But you can make it even healthier by using sweet potato mash
- or by introducing the family to quinoa
, another of our Future 50 Foods.