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Argh! My mind's gone blank. I'm looking for ideas to use some fresh spinach. Thinking maybe something and pasta?

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TsarChasm Mon 29-Jun-09 16:17:37

Any ideas please? Thanks!smile

NorbertDentressangle Mon 29-Jun-09 16:21:21

Add fresh spinach to a sauce of onion (cook this first), mascarpone, lots of grated emmental and parmesan . Stir into cooked pasta

notevenamousie Mon 29-Jun-09 16:21:57

Spinach an ricotta canneloni? Or spinach and 3 cheese lasagne (the other two being mozzarella and philadelphia(!))

IkeaCatalogue Mon 29-Jun-09 16:22:00

om nom nom norbert

bloss Mon 29-Jun-09 16:23:30

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TsarChasm Mon 29-Jun-09 16:25:16

OMG I could eat all of this immediately. Thank you!

Bucharest Mon 29-Jun-09 16:25:59

Chopped walnuts wilted spinach and a bog standard bechamel-type sauce but with blue cheese instead. Or just heat a bit of cream and melt blue cheese into that.
The healthy spinach will counteract the artery-furring cheese overload!

Ivykaty44 Mon 29-Jun-09 16:26:49

chickpea. potato and spinach curry

Bessie123 Mon 29-Jun-09 16:29:03

Veggie plov

heat some oil and butter in a pan. Fry onion and garlic in it. After 3-4 mins add tomato then add rice. Stir for a minute or 2 then add stock and season. Put lid on and cook for 10-15 mins then add spinach, put lid back on and allow spinach to wilt.

swissmiss Mon 29-Jun-09 16:29:12

spinach and bacon pasta is a fave here.

brown off 1 onion and 2-3 cloves garlic, add pack smoked bacon cut up. when bacon cooked add lots and lots of washed spinach (800g ?), put lid on so it can steam for a few mins, season with nutmeg and pepper add dash of dbl cream/creme fraiche and stir to make sauce. pour onto pasta (250g uncooked) and enjoy!

v. quick and easy! grin

HensMum Mon 29-Jun-09 16:33:36

We had loads of pasta recently from my dad's garden and ate most of it with pasta. Just cooked the spinach and drained it well and mixed with cooked pasta, sun dried tomatoes, olives and cheese (mozzarella or goat's cheese worked well)

BecauseImWorthIt Mon 29-Jun-09 16:35:12

Your dad grows pasta?


sweetfall Mon 29-Jun-09 16:40:02

it grows on spaghetti trees you know. Did you not watch the news in the 70s? grin

IkeaCatalogue Mon 29-Jun-09 16:42:15

sweetfall you are my new fave MNer

<pins badge on SFA's lapel>

sweetfall Mon 29-Jun-09 16:43:21

ahhh tell a lie it was 1957 and even I wasn't born then

Spaghetti crop

sweetfall Mon 29-Jun-09 16:45:15

why thank you IkeaCatalogue



BecauseImWorthIt Mon 29-Jun-09 17:04:45

Doh! Have just realised the significance of your name, sweetfall. And there was I conjuring up images of lovely autumnal trees ...

IkeaCatalogue Mon 29-Jun-09 17:07:41

oh do keep up BIWI


BecauseImWorthIt Mon 29-Jun-09 17:10:37

I can't help it if I'm stupid a romantic soul! grin

IkeaCatalogue Mon 29-Jun-09 17:18:59


seasons of mellow fruitfulness and whatnot, eh

avenginggerbil Mon 29-Jun-09 17:20:58

wilt the spinach. fry some garlic and add some pine nuts until golden brown. add the spinach. Add some raisins. Eat and enjoy.

TsarChasm Mon 29-Jun-09 19:58:58

Ah thanks everyone! Think I'm going to print this off they're all so yummysmile.

(Impressed at growing pastagrin)

sleepwhenidie Mon 29-Jun-09 20:02:13

i was about to say yours gerbil, but with feta and some lemon zest and juice too - yummy smile

HensMum Tue 30-Jun-09 09:13:20

Yeah, spaghetti trees and lasagne bushes grin

blush I meant he grows spinach.

Sunshinemummy Tue 30-Jun-09 09:19:42

Pasta primavera - pasta wtith wilted spinach, asparagus tips, fresh peas, really nice olive oil and I add capers because I love them.

Bean salad - butter beans, cherry toms, red onion, wilted spinach, feta cheese, olive oil and capers. Goes really nicely with lamb.

I also add spinach to my veggie curry.

It's really versatile - you can do lots with it.

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