Spinach Debate 😂

_LION_ Posts: 57 Member
It's simple.

Either cooked or uncooked?

Let's see the responses .....


  • VegjoyP
    VegjoyP Posts: 2,496 Member
    MaltedTea wrote: »
    Zen approach: each has its place.

    Raw for smoothies, salads, etc

    Cooked for stews and balancing out starchy dishes.

    🕊️ <-- Fun fact: it's carrying a spinach leaf

    Love this 😀 💚
  • RockingWithLJ
    RockingWithLJ Posts: 243 Member
    edited August 2020
    Cooked for breakfast. It tastes great with eggs over medium..
    Raw in chicken salads and smoothies with fruit
    I wont eat it any other way
  • GreenValli
    GreenValli Posts: 1,054 Member
    I add spinach to my salads during the week. If I don't use it all up by the time I get to shopping day, Saturday, then I cook what is left. I still am taking advantage of the vitamins and minerals of the spinach that way.
  • cmriverside
    cmriverside Posts: 33,170 Member
    Well, there's that whole oxalic acid thing with raw spinach. I always have it cooked...but then I don't like the texture of it raw anyway.
  • AliciaHollywood
    AliciaHollywood Posts: 102 Member
    Both. Raw for salads or sometimes I cook 1/2 bag of Trader Joes organic frozen spinach, add a little Parmesan and garlic and make a little meal of it. I love spinach! :)
  • PmiA
    PmiA Posts: 35 Member
    I used to eat it raw like 80% of the time, but I recently read about the benefits of cooking it, so I use it for scrambles and omelettes. I also enjoy plain boiled veggies - now I add a handful of spinach, too.
  • amart4224
    amart4224 Posts: 345 Member
    Raw, I don't like the taste/texture of cooked.
  • ReenieHJ
    ReenieHJ Posts: 9,724 Member
    I feel short-changed when it cooks down to nothing too but I do love it in cheesy omelettes with mushrooms.
  • kperk91
    kperk91 Posts: 226 Member
    My fiancé and I eat it in raw form most. Basically as a lettuce - salads, sandwiches, etc.
    I only cook it for recipes like stuffed shells or something
  • glassyo
    glassyo Posts: 7,234 Member
    Creamed...with creamed corn and baby carrots.
  • lemurcat2
    lemurcat2 Posts: 7,881 Member
    _LION_ wrote: »
    It's simple.

    Either cooked or uncooked?

    Let's see the responses .....

    I eat it both ways. More uncooked in the summer, cooked in the winter.
  • GummiMundi
    GummiMundi Posts: 396 Member
    Definitely both. :)
  • missysippy930
    missysippy930 Posts: 2,577 Member
    Raw, always. There’s only a couple of things I use it in where I cook raw spinach, pizza, and a favorite soup. I almost always have fresh on hand for salad.
  • LunaTheFatCat
    LunaTheFatCat Posts: 237 Member
    Raw in a salad, crushed in a smoothie, quick 30 sec fry before adding egg omelette.
    Love spinach, hate how it goes off so quickly in the bag, it always turns into slime after a few days.
  • Athijade
    Athijade Posts: 3,068 Member

    Each has its own uses.

    I use raw in smoothies, salads, and on sandwiches.

    I use cooked in creamed spinach, soups, eggs, and it is really good in rice bowls.
  • quiksylver296
    quiksylver296 Posts: 28,441 Member
    amart4224 wrote: »
    Raw, I don't like the taste/texture of cooked.

    That ^^
  • LenGray
    LenGray Posts: 723 Member
    I eat it both ways! I love cooked spinach with eggs or soups and I love it raw in stirfry and salads :)
  • BarbaraHelen2013
    BarbaraHelen2013 Posts: 1,916 Member
    Both. Raw in salads, wraps, on rice/grain bowls etc.

    Cooked in pasta dishes, rice, grains, dhals, in pasta dough, in bread dough, with poached eggs, in lasagnes, with Feta/Goats Cheese in a baked sweet potato, in curries...

    Whizzed with eggs to make thin spinach crepes to wrap around fillings,

    Anywhere and everywhere, basically! Plenty of black pepper and/or grated nutmeg 😋