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How to Grill Spinach

author image Joshua McCarron
Joshua McCarron has been writing both online and offline since 1995. He has been employed as a copywriter since 2005 and in that position has written numerous blogs, online articles, websites, sales letters and news releases. McCarron graduated from York University in Toronto with a bachelor's degree in English.
How to Grill Spinach
A bunch of spinach stems. Photo Credit: KOICHI SAITO/amanaimagesRF/amana images/Getty Images

The barbecue is no longer the sole domain of meat -- vegetables are routinely tossed on the grates and grilled as well. Grilling your vegetables is a convenient way to prepare a whole outdoor meal in the same place, and adds a hint of smokiness to the finished dish. While spinach isn’t a vegetable you might normally grill, this versatile leafy green cooks up easily and is high in many nutrients including calcium, potassium, vitamin A and iron.

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Step 1

Preheat your grill to medium-high.

Step 2

Cut any large stems off 1 lb. of fresh spinach and run the leaves under cool water to remove loose dirt.

Step 3

Tear off a large section of aluminum foil, at least 18 inches square.

Step 4

Set the foil down on a flat surface and rub it with vegetable oil or olive oil, using a paper towel or kitchen brush.

Step 5

Pile the spinach in the middle of the foil and sprinkle with 1 tsp. of salt.

Step 6

Fold the foil over the spinach one direction, then fold in the ends to create a package. Fold each side over a few times to make sure the package is completely sealed.

Step 7

Place the spinach on the grill and cook for 10 minutes, until all the leaves are wilted.

Step 8

Remove the foil package from the grill and open carefully to serve the spinach. Or, puree the cooked spinach in a food processor to make a sauce.

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