According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, spinach is a vegetable with a long history, as it was first cultivated in Persia over 2000 years ago. Since then, spinach has spread throughout the world, and is now celebrated each March on National Spinach Day. From classic dishes like spinach artichoke dip and creamed spinach to recipes that use the leafy green as an unexpected addition in muffins and waffles, this roundup has it all! Which delicious spinach recipe will you be cooking up this year? 

1. Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing from Spend with Pennies

From the website: “Spinach Salad is an easy meal absolutely full of flavor! Fresh spinach leaves are tossed with crisp bacon, fresh mushrooms, parmesan cheese and toasted almonds to create this delicious salad. To finish it off it is topped with a tangy warm bacon dressing!”

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2. The Best Creamed Spinach from Crayons and Cravings

From the website: “This creamed spinach recipe is so rich and delicious that you will forget you are even eating spinach! It is a wonderful spinach side dish to serve up during the holiday season–or any time of year really.”

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3. Japanese Spinach Salad with Sesame Dressing from Just One Cookbook

From the website: “Blanched spinach dressed in a savory nutty sesame sauce, this Japanese Spinach Salad with Sesame Dressing (Spinach Gomaae) is a healthy veggie side dish that goes well with everything.”

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4. Homemade Spinach Tortillas from A Couple Cooks

From the website: “Looking for a healthy tortilla recipe? These homemade spinach tortillas are nutrient packed—they’re great for wraps or tacos, and kids love the green color!”

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5. Crescent Roll Parmesan Spinach Rolls from Passion for Savings

From the website: “Make this Creamy Spinach Roll Ups Recipe if you are looking for a mini snack recipe to serve your guests!”

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6. Chocolate Spinach Muffins from Lemon and Zest

From the website: “Looking to get some extra veggies in? Sneak some spinach in with these tasty and simple Chocolate Spinach Muffins! Delicious and wholesome, and a green smoothie in every bite but no one will know!”

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7. Spinach Oatmeal Waffles from The Hungry Happy Mama

From the website: “These sweet and savory spinach waffles make the most ideal platform for any breakfast! These pair deliciously with everything from chocolate chips and banana to an over easy egg and sliced avocado!”

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8. Garlic Spinach and White Beans from Well Seasoned Studio

From the website: “Often times we’re looking for something that is both nutritious and filling, which can be a tough combo. But that’s the beauty of garlic spinach and white beans. You get all the healthy nutrients from a leafy green vegetable, and the ‘keep you full longer’ power from the legumes.”

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9. Spinach Berry Smoothie from Pretty Providence

From the website: “Spinach smoothie recipes are the perfect breakfast for my life right now. It’s much easier for me to get more vegetables in when I can blend them into a smoothie. They’re also perfect for taking on-the-go when we have busy mornings.”

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10. Best Spinach Artichoke Dip from Cooking Classy

From the website: “At at least one party chances are you’ve tried the store-bought chilled spinach artichoke dip, the cold kind that’s jam packed with mayo. This version is served warm and melty and 100 times better!”

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Kirsten Clark is a high school English and Social Studies teacher, a reader, a runner, a writer, a lover of good food, and most importantly, a new mom. Kirsten lives in Vermilion, Alberta with her husband, and since welcoming a baby boy last December, she is embracing the new adventure of motherhood with all of its ups and downs. She occasionally blogs at shelooksforadventure.com, and posts regularly on Instagram @kirstenlanae. Find her on Twitter also.

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