Spinach Cakes

This recipe comes from Elana's Pantry, the website of local cookbook author and Abbo CSA member Elana Amsterdam: “What do you do with the several pounds of spinach crowding out the other greens in the veggie drawer of my fridge? Spinach cake of course! I hope you enjoy this dish as much as we do and that it solves your spinach harvest woes! This spinach recipe is based on Claudia Roden’s Tortino di Spinaci. She is my all-time favorite cookbook author."



  • 1 ½ pounds spinach, thoroughly washed, leave stems on if they are not tough
  • 1 cup pine nuts
  • 3 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • ½ cup currants
  • 1 teaspoon celtic sea salt
  1. Wilt spinach in a large covered saucepan, over low heat (do not add water) 5 minutes, until tender.
  2. Drain and cool, then gently squeeze moisture out of spinach.
  3. Place spinach in food processor and pulse until coarsely blended, then set aside.
  4. In a small skillet, warm 3 tablespoons oil, add pine nuts and saute until golden brown.
  5. Add garlic to pan of pine nuts and saute together an additional minute.
  6. In a large bowl, combine pine nuts mixture, blended spinach, eggs, currants and salt.
  7. Spread mixture into a greased 10×7 inched pyrex baking dish.
  8. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes.
  9. Serve.


Makes 12 spinach cakes

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Fruits and vegetables shipped from distant states and countries can spend as many as seven to fourteen days in transit before they arrive in the supermarket.

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"There seem to be but three ways for a nation to acquire wealth. The first is by war, as the Romans did, in plundering their neighbors. This is robbery. The second by commerce, which is generally cheating. The third is by agriculture, the only honest way, wherein man receives a real increase of the seed thrown into the ground, in a kind of continual miracle, wrought by the hand of God in his favor, as reward for his innocent life and his virtuous industry."
~Benjamin Franklin
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