What to do with all that spinach? You bought it for a specific recipe, or maybe in an attempt to be healthier, but now you’re left looking at it wondering just how on earth can you fit it in to your diet? There’s only so many times you can use it on pizzas, sandwiches, or in salads. Or, even worse, you bought frozen spinach! What’s it even good for at this point!? Well, here I am offering you an answer – a yummy, healthy side dish to use up all that excess spinach.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 cup Steamed Spinach OR thawed Frozen Spinach
1 1/2 tbsp Red Pepper Flakes
1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
Spray Butter (or Fake Butter Spray – think “I Can’t Believe It’s not Butter” brand)
Stage 0 – If you are using raw spinach, you will need to steam it. My favorite go-to for steaming is Zip Lock’s steamer bags, but you can also put it in a bowl with a tiny bit of water, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and microwave. Just be sure to keep an eye on it, lest you dry out your spinach. You will, of course, need to drain it before moving on to step 1.
1) Combine your spinach, red pepper flakes, mustard, and a few spritzes of your butter spray into a microwave safe bowl and stir it all up.
2) Microwave it all for between 30 seconds to 1 minute.
3) Stir again, and then enjoy!
There you have it! It’s super quick, easy, and pretty dang yummy!