When it comes to eating healthy, spinach always tops the list. And why not, the leafy vegetable is a great source of many nutrients, such as vitamin A, folate, magnesium, and iron. In addition, it not only helps improve metabolism, but is also essential for tissue growth.
So in case you want to try something healthy this week, we’ve got you covered with two quick recipes from Vindhya Karwa, a culinary and food stylist.
Check them out below!
Spinach and apple salad
- Baby spinach (a bunch)
- 1 – Apple (chopped) (Optional)
- 1 – orange (peeled)
- 1 – Small cube of chopped feta cheese (optional)
- ¼ – Red onion (thinly sliced)
- 10-15 – Sliced almonds (toasted)
- Few dried cranberries
- Few mint leaves
For the dressing
- 2 tablespoons of virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- Pink salt (to taste)
- Freshly ground black pepper
* In a bowl, beat all the ingredients to make the dressing and reserve.
* In another bowl, mix all the salad ingredients except the feta cheese and toasted almonds. Add the dressing, season with salt and pepper, toss to combine.
* Transfer salad to serving bowl, top with toasted almonds, dried cranberries, mint leaves, and feta cheese. Serve cold.
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- A bunch of spinach
- 2 tablespoons oatmeal
2-3 garlic cloves minced
- 2 – Green tomatoes (chopped)
- 2 – nail
- Salt and black pepper
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
* Heat olive oil in a frying pan. Add the cloves, garlic, oatmeal, green tomatoes and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
* Add the blanched and chopped spinach. Saute for a minute.
* Add 3 cups of water. Add salt and pepper. Bring it to a boil. Let the soup cool. Once cool enough, blend until smooth. Add more water to get the desired consistency.
* Serve hot or cold. Sprinkle on some freshly crushed black pepper and squeeze lime on top. Enjoy!