To start I must admit that there are a few spinach dishes I like. However, most of them are delicious because they have smothered out all spinach flavor.
So why change that? Well I know there are a lot of nutritional benefits to spinach thanks to the teachings of Popeye the Sailor Man (I'm strong to the finich cause I eats me spinach.). I also know that spinach is a better source of iron than ground hamburger. And I recently learned that the list of vitamins it contains is so long my eyes glaze over while reading it. Don't believe me, try the link. It's also pretty cheap, so perhaps it is time to get over the cheesy gooey hurdle and learn to eat it plain.
So here it is, my first attempt to fully embrace the spinach flavor.
Truthfully I am still surprised at how easy and delicious it was.
Quick Spin Spinach
1/2 cup crimini mushrooms, pre-sliced
1 tsp chopped garlic from the jar
1 tsp olive oil
1 cup fresh spinach
1 tsp lemon juice
Salt and pepper
Saute mushrooms and garlic in oil for about a minute. Toss in spinach continue stirring until wilted. Remove from heat. Add lemon juice, salt and pepper. Done. Told ya it was easy.
For the record, I'm not abandoning hope of a cheesy healthy hypo meal with spinach...some dreams are too good to deny.
Hmmm... actually I think I'll try this with whole wheat pasta and alfredo sauce sometime soon.