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)
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.