Spinach Recipe for Spinach Vegetables with Whole Leaves

Spinach recipe
Spinach recipe for spinach prepare whole leaves with and without cream.

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My Spinach recipe I show you in this post. Leaf spinach is a popular side dish and the preparation is quick and easy.

Did you know? Leaf spinach belongs to the goosefoot family and is related to chard and beetroot. The green leafy vegetables contain vitamins A, B1, B2, niacin, B6, C and E – as well as magnesium, calcium and folic acid.

Doesn’t that sound exciting? A new study has shown: The green leaves help to lose weight and prevent ravenous hunger attacks.

That’s reason enough to follow Popeye… Today we prepare the leafy vegetables step by step together. Wish you good luck and a good appetite!

1. Freshly preparing Leaf Spinach, the Cooking Professional Tips…

To make the preparation easy for you, I have made a short summary. This brings your mindset into the direction of green leaves and is a good preparation aid:

Salt, pepper, nutmeg and cayenne pepper have proven to be good seasoning. You can generally prepare leaf spinach with or without cream.

Info: The packaged bag spinach leaf is often washed in chlorinated water before packaging to optimise shelf life. Therefore, it is essential to wash it again in cold water at home!

Spinach cooked with butter and spices in a pan.
Cooked leaf spinach goes well with butter, olive oil, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and nutmeg. For a change, you could fold in freshly grated mozzarella or gorgonzola, which would be a cheese and spinach.
Cooked spinach leaves go well with butter, olive oil, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and nutmeg. You could add freshly grated mozzarella or gorgonzola for a change, that would be a cheese spinach.

2. Leaf Spinach prepare Headcam Cooking Video

Some time ago I created a suitable video. It shows you the preparation here as an example. Would you like to look over my shoulder while cooking? The video lasts only 5 minutes, have fun…

3. Spinach Recipe

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Spinach Recipe

Leaf spinach recipe by professional chef Thomas Sixt with cooking video and step by step instructions.

Servings 2 Portions
Calories 559
Total Time 25 Min.
Spinach recipe with step by step photos and cooking video. Today I show you another variation of spinach preparation with whole leaves. Experience Popeye powers and look forward to a delicious vegetable… I wish you good luck!

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Spinach recipe
Spinach recipe for spinach prepare whole leaves with and without cream.

Preparation Time

10 Min.

Cook Time

15 Min.


1 kg fresh leaf spinach (or 500 g deep frozen spinach)
2 pc shallots (or yellow onion)
1 Stück clove of garlic
30 g butter (I like to use Ghee)
1 cup Cream (optional, you can lao use soy cream or cow's milk cream)
1/4 tsp Salt (I use Ursalt - mineral salt or Himalaya salt.)
4-6 pinches pepper black, grounded
1 pinch Cayenne pepper
4 pinches nutmeg
1 tbs Maize starch (to taste to the sauce bind or 1 tsp linseed)
30 ml Water
1 pc Lemon


Wash the spinach
Fresh spinach leaves, please wash in water.

Wash the spinach leaves in plenty of cold water. Change the water 2-3 times depending on how dirty the spinach is. Dirt can only be removed by washing and moving the leaves several times in water. Then place the leafy vegetables on a sieve and let them drip off or squeeze them out.

Clean the spinach leaves
Clean the spinach leaves, remove the stems or leave them on, that is a matter of taste.

You can now remove the stems from the leaves or leave the stems on the leaves for more fibre in the vegetables. Star chefs remove the stems from the leaves and blanch the leaves.

Halved garlic and halved onion.
Peel the garlic and onions.

Cut the onion or shallots and garlic clove in half. Both ingredients are easier to peel halved!

Cut the onion into fine cubes.
Cut the onion halves into cubes.

Cut the peeled and halved onion or shallot into fine cubes.

Finely dice the garlic.
Cut the garlic into fine cubes.

Cut the garlic into fine litters. Do not press garlic – pressed garlic tends to have a bitter taste.

Sweat the vegetables.
Sweat the onion and garlic until translucent.

Sweat the garlic and onion cubes in a large pot or in a high pan with the butter for a few minutes until translucent.

Spinach with onions and garlic clove in a pot.
Add raw spinach to the onion and garlic.

Add the washed and drained spinach leaves.

Freshly cooked spinach
Spinach cooked with a lid.

Cook the leafy vegetables with lid over high heat for 2-3 minutes, the leaves collapse.

Mix the cornstarch.
Mixing cornstarch to thicken.

You can now optionally prepare the vegetables with cream. Mix some starch in cold water.

Cooked spinach with cream before mixing.
creamed spinach with starch, cream, salt, pepper, nutmeg and cayenne pepper before mixing.

Add the starch with the cream to the spinach. Bring the vegetables to the boil once, then season with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and nutmeg and leave to stand next to the stove without lid until serving.

Spinach prepared and served without cream.
Serve the spinach without cream.

Without cream and starch you can season the spinach vegetables with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and nutmeg and refine them with a little butter or ghee and lemon juice. Enjoy your meal!


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