Young spinach leaves are often included in salad mixes and sold with other salad greens. Baby spinach has round to oblong leaves with a mild flavor
What to look for
Choose crisp green leaves with no signs of wilting or blemishes.
Refrigerate in plastic bags and use promptly.
How to prepare
Trim stalks and wash. Cook spinach without additional water; the water that clings to the spinach after washing should be enough. Remove the stems only if eating raw, otherwise slice and cook with the leaves.
Ways to eat
Spinach can be eaten raw in cold or warm salads or cooked and used as a side dish, in soups or pasta sauces. It is popular in egg dishes such as soufflés, omelettes or quiches. The classic dish, Eggs Benedict, includes spinach.
Boil, microwave, steam, stir fry.