Q:

How long do you boil spinach?

A:

Quick Answer

It takes approximately three to five minutes to boil a pound of spinach. Start the timer as soon as the water begins to steam; use just a small amount of salted boiling water.

Continue Reading
How long do you boil spinach?
Credit: Maximilian Stock Ltd. Photolibrary Getty Images

Full Answer

When cooking spinach, it is best to start with a pound of spinach, which is approximately 12 cups. Wash and drain the spinach. Remove the stems, and tear leaves into pieces before placing it into the salt water to be boiled. Spinach can also be creamed and steamed. It can also be eaten raw in salads. Spinach is an excellent source of calcium, vitamin A and iron.

Learn more about Vegetables
Sources:

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What are some holiday vegetable dishes?

    A:

    Turnip and sweet potato gratin and spinach gratin are some holiday vegetable dishes. Martha Stewart provides the first recipe, and Ina Garten provides the second.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some recipes that use baked spinach?

    A:

    Recipes that use baked spinach include Spinach-Cheese Bake from MyRecipes and Spinach and Cheddar Strata from Martha Stewart. Another good recipe is Spinach Tart with Olive-Oil Cracker Crust, in which the spinach is boiled before baking.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you make sauteed spinach?

    A:

    To make sauteed spinach, use 1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 small chopped shallot, a 10-ounce package of baby spinach, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Melt the butter in a large skillet, then add shallot and olive oil. Cook for three minutes, then add the spinach. Cook, stirring occasionally until the spinach is wilted. Season with salt and pepper before serving. The recipe yields two servings and takes a total time of 20 minutes.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is a good classic spanakopita recipe?

    A:

    To make the classic Greek dish spanakopita, mix cooked leeks, scallions and spinach with ricotta, feta and Parmesan cheese. Add two beaten eggs, and pour the mixture into a baking dish between layers of phyllo. Refrigerate until firm, brush with a beaten egg, and then bake until golden brown.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore