What's In Season in April: Spinach

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What's In Season in April: Spinach

Spring produce is finally in full force! Spinach is a seasonal ingredient you should be cooking with in April. Try these five delicious spinach recipes.

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Spinach, Quinoa, Roasted Tomatoes and Feta Salad

Quinoa is a fantastically healthy whole grain that adds depth and tooth to any salad.

Get the recipe: Spinach, Quinoa, Roasted Tomatoes and Feta Salad

Warm Chicken Sandwiches with Mushrooms, Spinach, and Cheese

Gooey Fontina cheese make healthy spinach and mushrooms feel more luxurious. The sandwiches can be refrigerated one day ahead (chill the chicken and spinach before assembling).

Get the recipe: Warm Chicken Sandwiches with Mushrooms, Spinach, and Cheese

Spinach Potato Nest Bites

These delicious potato nest bites are bite size, easy to make, light and elegant.

Get the recipe: Spinach Potato Nest Bites

Sunny-Side-Up Eggs on Mustard-Creamed Spinach with Crispy Crumbs

This is a beautifully simple and fast recipe to prepare. The breadcrumbs provide a much-needed crunch to an otherwise very creamy breakfast.

Get the recipe: Sunny-Side-Up Eggs on Mustard-Creamed Spinach with Crispy Crumbs

Spinach and Artichoke Melts

Basically the spread is a lightened up version of spinach and artichoke dip. Seriously, you could eat this stuff with a spoon - it’s that good. Slather it on some sourdough bread and grill in a pan so it gets all oozy, gooey, crispy and delicious!

Get the recipe: Spinach and Artichoke Melts

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By Danielle Walsh, Bon Appétit

We'll take spinach any way you throw it at us: in scrambled eggs, baked into a cheesy dip, pureed in a soup, sauteed with a bit of butter and vinegar for a rich, tangy side. There are lots of ways to sneak this leafy green into your meals, and there's no better time to do it than spring. Check out the recipes in the slideshow above for some bright ideas on how to use it, and read on for tips on how to buy and store Popeye's favorite food.

HOW TO BUY
When buying whole bunches of spinach, look for leaves that are crisp and dark green, and avoid those that are yellow, limp, or wilted. If buying pre-washed, packaged spinach, inspect the bag for any slimy or yellow leaves, and also check the expiration or a "best if used by" date. When possible, you should buy organic spinach.

HOW TO STORE
Fresh spinach will keep loosely wrapped in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for three days. When possible, it's best to buy organic spinach.

HOW TO USE
Skillet-Baked Eggs with Spinach, Yogurt, and Chili Oil
Three-Greens Soup with Spinach Gremolata
Asian Spinach Salad with Orange and Avocado
Spinach Puffs
Spicy Sauteed Spinach

Check out slideshow above to discover five more delicious spinach recipes.

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