8 Quick Spinach Dishes For Lazy Dinner Scenes
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Summer is here! The season brings along a wealth of delicious, healthy veggies packed with vital nutrients. If you peek into the veggie basket, you will find a tonne of bathua, mustard greens, Malabar spinach, amaranth leaves, methi greens, and more. 

Still, the most well-liked among them is spinach or palak. One wholesome green packed with protein, fibre, antioxidants, minerals, and more. You can very literally create anything with spinach, from soup to paratha and more. Considering this, it makes sense that many home recipes call for boiling, sautéing, steaming, or stuffing spinach.

This carefully chosen selection of spinach recipes will give the most decadent touch to your summertime dinner menu. Keep reading!

8 Spinach Dishes To Try

1. French Lentil And Spinach Soup

Rich and meaty brown or green lentils combine with lighter ingredients like fresh tomatoes, zucchini, celery and carrots in this filling lentil and spinach soup that is perfect any time of year. Off the heat, toss in the fresh baby spinach and, for a brighter touch, a little lemon juice. A squeeze of lemon juice at the very end of cooking enhances almost any soup; add salt and pepper to taste. 

2. Lentil And Spinach Tortilla Roll-Ups

The warm spicy flavour of these substantial lentil roll-ups comes from ras el hanout, a Moroccan spice mix including cinnamon, ginger, and cumin. Spread the hummus over whole wheat tortillas, then evenly distribute the spicy lentil mixture and spinach leaves on top. It merely needs rolling and eating. It might work well for intimate dinners late at night.

3. Spinach And Chickpea Noodle

You will make this very nourishing soup again and again; it is ready in thirty minutes too. The soup is made silkier with brown rice spaghetti cooked with vegetables, and spinach, added in the last five minutes of cooking, adds green deliciousness and toughness. Cubes of tofu can be added right before serving for extra proteins. You won't think it possible that a classic old favourite could be this delicious and made with plant-based components.

4. Spinach Salad

In this colourful salad for warm weather, the earthy background of crunchy edamame and fresh baby spinach tempers the juicy-sweet tastes of caramelised grilled pineapple and tart strawberries. Chop almonds and a sprinkle of strawberry-and-poppy-seed sauce are the last touches. Depending on the meal theme, you can also play around with different dressings to suit your palate. 

5. Spinach Almond Curry 

Perfect to curl up with at the end of the day is this chunky, veggie-heavy curry. Fresh ginger adds heat; ground cumin, coriander, and turmeric provide a great curry flavour, and tender sweet potatoes provide natural sweetness. A little nuttiness from the chickpeas gives weight and textural contrast, tart tomatoes liven things up, and earthy spinach softens the stronger tastes of the other components.

6. Thai Green Curry

This velvety one-pot chickpea curry, ready in thirty minutes, screams "regular rotation." Base sweetness is provided by a base of red bell pepper, onion, and garlic; Thai Green Curry Paste and red pepper flakes quickly intensify the flavour. Spoon over brown rice and garnish with roasted cashews, lime wedges, sliced green onions, and/or fresh cilantro. 

7. Potato-Spinach Casserole

The usually wonderful combination of earthy spinach, umami-rich mushrooms, and substantial potato slices is highlighted in this quiche-like bake. Shredded tofu makes it creamy and satisfying, and an optional dash of sulphurous black salt gives the chickpea flour slurry that eggy flavour. Sprinkle nutritional yeast and fresh herbs, such as chives or parsley, on top. Feel free to modify this dish any way you see fit. 

8. Spinach Tomatillo Rolls

A spread heavy in cilantro blends in well with crunchy cucumber, tart tomatillos, and baby spinach leaves in these beloved wraps. Should tomatillos be unavailable, substitute red or green tomatoes or any other fresh fruit that appeals to your palate. These are a terrific snack or dinner that are ready in 20 minutes. They may also be served as an appetiser by cutting them into bite-sized pieces. 

The earthiness of spinach is a terrific flavour enhancer, fresh and cold when raw and soft when cooked. It's also rather good by itself; who doesn't want a big side dish of wilted spinach?