It’s garden season and we are going to share a fun, yummy, helpful, fruitful (in a veggie kind a way :)) series with fellow bloggers on Ideas for Using Garden Veggies so that you can make the most of your gardening efforts.
We have spent so much of our time sharing so many gardening ideas on our Garden Gallery of Ideas HERE, Pinterest HERE and Facebook HERE that we hope you are seeing some incredible results with your homegrown food supply. And, as always, we will continue to share gardening tips and ideas on all our site.
But, what about ideas on how to use your veggies? You grew them, now use them!
First up in our series is Fresh Spinach!! Oh YUM! This is a FAVORITE in our house. Spinach graces our table at least once a week, if not a few more times…. especially when it is in season!
The first feature is this luscious Warm Spinach Salad with Bacon and Mushroom. You know how the old saying goes… “everything’s better with bacon on it…” at least that’s what Alex and the kids think! You will find the recipe for the Bacon and Mushroom Sautéed Spinach on A Frugal Chick site HERE.
Now for even more ideas, a popular way that we eat spinach is just plain ol’, good ol’ raw spinach! Basically, a spinach salad!
This Strawberry Spinach Salad with Homemade Berry Vinaigrette is a huge hit and uses even more of your fresh garden foods!
In addition, you can make any salad from spinach with just the right dressing. Pour olive oil and vinegar and sprinkle with salt and pepper – an all-time, penny pinchin’ favorite ’round our table!
But, topped with some nice homemade buttermilk ranch dressing, or even 5-minute emergency ranch dressing when you are short on time is a spinach salad comfort food!
For more yummy goodness, here’s the links to many other recipes using fresh spinach on our site. *Note, our second favorite use, or the “we need to use this” are in morning smoothies! It’s the best!
- Easy Creamed Spinach made with SOS Mix
- Best Breakfast Casserole with Fresh Spinach
- Feta and Spinach Pizza on Flatout Bread
- Veggie and Wheat Smoothie with a Fruity Taste
- How to Build Fruit and Veggie Smoothies That Actually Taste Good
- *Our Produce Savings, Ideas, Recipes and Tips section of our site has many more veggie and fruit ideas!
So what plans do you have for your spinach?
Keep watching for more ideas on using your garden veggies as we have many more veggies recipes and ideas to share this summer with you as you make the most of your garden and farmer’s market finds!
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