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Spinach – Popeye was definitely onto something

Spinach: Popeye was definitely onto something…. This healthy green is full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants – particularly iron, folate, magnesium, vitamin B6, Vitamin K and lutein.

Here is a delicious recipe which will have your whole family enjoying spinach! And for those of you detoxing at the moment…this recipe is detox friendly J

 

Spinach with Sesame Seeds (serves 6 side portions)

 

Ingredients:

750g Fresh Spinach, stalks removed

1 Tablespoon Peanut oil

1 teaspoon sesame oil

3 cloves garlic, chopped

2 Tablespoons Sesame seeds

Juice of ½ lemon, and ¼ teaspoon finely grated lemon zest (optional)

Salt and freshly ground black Pepper

 

Method:

  1. Place the spinach in a large bowl, cover with boiling water, then leave for 2-3 minutes. Drain, then refresh under cold running water. Squeeze out any excess water, then coarsely chop.
  2. Heat the peanut and sesame oil in a wok or large, heavy-based frying pan. Add the garlic and the sesame seeds and fry for 1-2 minutes, until the garlic has begun to brown and the seeds have started to pop.
  3. Stir in the spinach and cook for 1-2 minutes, until heated through. Remove from the heat, rest for 2 minutes, add the lemon juice and zest, season and mix well.

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