Wilted Spinach and Farro

A Spin on Spinach

Wilted SpinachThis Spacegirl spinach dish was so easy to prepare, it almost shouldn’t count as a “recipe”, but sometimes simple things fail to get their fair shake, so I’m dedicating this post to a spin on spinach.

And as a bonus…

photo 1We don’t eat a lot of grains any more, but we’re always happy to make an exception! Spacegirl Organics had a sale on organic farro–the nutty-flavored ancient grain pronounced FAWR-oh–so we scooped some up and piled it high. We also stocked up on organic extra virgin olive oil from Spacegirl, so we added a tangy twist to our farro with an emulsified lemon juice and olive oil mixture. Delish!

Wilted Spinach Recipe

  • photo 2Rinse your fresh spinach well to remove all dirt and grit.
  • Allow to dry thoroughly (I clean mine a full day in advance to avoid lingering moisture).
  • Cut off the ends, but feel free to leave part of the stems.
  • Heat a large saute pan with 1 tsp. coconut oil and 1 clove of garlic, minced.
  • Add spinach and spread out in pan to avoid stacking leaves. (Stacked leaves will trap moisture and will cause your spinach to cook down into a mush-mess rather than wilt/crisp).stuffed squash
  • Allow spinach to cook for a minute or two, then stir leaves to evenly distribute heat.
  • Cook another minute or two, stir, and repeat a few times until leaves begin to crisp up a bit.
  • Sprinkle with a sharp, hard cheese (I use Beyond Organic Raw Cheddar) and serve.

We served the spinach and farro along with stuffed sunburst squash and wild-caught Alaskan salmon. What a great meal!

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About jenni smith

Jenni Smith is a recovering fast food addict and a reformed couch potato who swore she'd never be a distributor... until the day she realized the only thing holding her back from reaching her true potential was her own stubbornness. And maybe a bit of fear. When she finally decided to put on her "big girl pants", Jenni (and her rock star husband, Paul) went from founding distributor to top earner in two years, and is now a Youngevity Vice Chairman Marketing Director. With a 15-year career in marketing and two little girls at home, Jenni raises her kids and her family's income at the same time and is passionate about coaching anyone who has: A) a desire for better health; B) a need for better wealth; C) patience for sass.
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2 Responses to Wilted Spinach and Farro

  1. Pingback: Garlic Spinach | Space Girl Organics Blog - Local Florida Food, Fun, and People, organically of course!

  2. Pingback: Gluten-free Salmon Cakes | The Reformed Couch Potato's Blog

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