garlic spinach salad

The new year has arrived, and with it comes a host of resolutions. As one of them, consider including more dark leafy greens in your diet. These super foods are full of vitamins and minerals, not to mention delicious. Spinach is just one of these vegetables you can count on in the winter months, and its high iron content makes it ideal for a Meatless Monday meal. Try out some of our favorite meatless spinach recipes.

spanakopita

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Spanakopita is a classic of Greek cuisine. These little pastry triangles are stuffed with a combination of spinach and feta, for a delicious, flavorful bite. The diminutive size of this version makes it perfect as an hors d’oeuvre, but you can also serve a platter of them with a green salad for a healthy, complete meal.

spinach quiche

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A quiche is a delicious way to use up leftover vegetables, and it can also be a quick and easy Meatless Monday meal. This spinach quiche is accentuated with three different kinds of cheese — cream cheese, cheddar and parmesan — for a creamy and flavorful quiche that’s sure to please most palates.

garlic spinach salad

This unique garlicky spinach recipe combines a variety of bright colors, flavors and textures: sweet, chewy raisins and salty, crunchy peanuts are paired with spinach and bell pepper for a dish that can be served as a warm salad or as a side.

pesto

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Pesto may be a typically summertime dish, but a spinach pesto is the perfect way to make this dish seasonally appropriate for the winter. A slightly heartier version of the classic sauce is perfectly paired with whole wheat pasta.

Top image: courtesy of the National Peanut Board

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