Love Spinach? How about this So-Simple Spinach Recipe? Budget Meal # 8 April 5, 2010

Filed under: Budget Meals,Meals — sotsil @ 1:55 pm

And it is really so simple!

I buy spinach regularly, mostly to add to my favorite soup which also has green beans.  I feel clean after eating spinach – it’s like having your inside pipes cleared of all debris and grease.  One day I bought a bag of spinach and absent-mindedly shoved it into my shopping cart.  It was only when I was about to throw the bag away did I notice this tiny box at the back of the bag.  It said, "So Simple Spinach."  It had only four ingredients, and that already includes the bag of spinach.  The spinach is a product of the United States and it was by a company called Fresco (or Frisco?).


I made the dish.  On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest, this recipe merits a score of 10 for nutritious and a score of 9.5 for delicious (usually anything nutritious in my book is NOT delicious).



I’m copying the recipe straight from the bag of spinach.  To make your so-simple spinach dish, you’ll need:



1 – 10 oz bag of spinach, rinsed once.  Do not dry, but do remove the long stems.

1 tbsp olive oil (I’d make it 2 tbsp)

1 medium size onion, finely chopped

1 – 8 oz store bought tomato bruschetta (about a 227-gram bottle).



Heat olive oil in a large frying pan and sauté onion until soft.  Turn heat to low, add the bruschetta and let simmer for 5 minutes.  Add rinsed wet spinach and mix, until spinach shrinks in size.  The recipe says to cover the pan after adding the spinach for 3 minutes until wilted.  I did, but the spinach did not wilt.  The next time I make it, I would leave it uncovered, stirring it with the bruschetta.  The recipe also says it is great as a side dish with lamb or as an omelette filling.  Personally, I love spinach with white rice.


It was a large bag of spinach but there were no leftovers.  It was excellent.  That feeling of having clean pipes filled me…again.


How can anyone not love spinach?  I hear many kids don’t like it.  That’s probably because they never watched Popeye cartoons on TV – like I did!


Total cost:

bag of spinach:  1.60 (if it’s on sale, you can get it for 99 cents)

1 tomato:  20 cents

Bruschetta:  2.75

olive oil:  c’mon, you’re not going to ask me to cost this item, are you?


2 Responses to “Love Spinach? How about this So-Simple Spinach Recipe? Budget Meal # 8”

  1. Darlene Says:

    Don’t you think some spinach has a metallic taste to it? I’m going to have to try this out on my husband because he has written off spinach as something not to eat despite the health benefits.

    • sotsil Says:

      Hi Darlene, I never eat spinach raw, that’s probably why I never noticed the metallic taste. I like it best in soups and when it’s cooked. I know some friends of mine eat spinach raw as in salads. The only time I have it raw is when I have baby spinach on hand, they’re a lot softer than the regular ones.

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