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Healthy Spinach Turnover Recipe

If you enjoy spinach turnovers but are wary of eating flaky pastries on a regular basis, you may grow very fond of this recipe for truly healthy spinach turnovers. In order to keep it as simple as possible, it calls for frozen spinach, which actually has an excellent nutrient profile.

Spinach is abundant in health-promoting nutrients, the most important of which are calcium, iron, chlorophyll, beta carotene, vitamin C, riboflavin, sodium, and potassium.


3 10-ounce packages of frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1/4 cup of water
1 onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
1 and 1/2 teaspoons of dill (optional)
3/4 teaspoon of sea salt
1/2 teaspoon of fresh black pepper
1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
8 large flour tortillas
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil


1. Use your hands to squeeze as much water out of the thawed spinach as possible. Set spinach aside.

2. Heat 1/4 cup of water in a large pan or pot, add onion, and cook until tender - takes approximately 5 minutes.

3. Stir in spinach, parsley, dill, sea salt and pepper. Cook over low to medium heat, stirring often until the entire mixture is quite dry. Stir in lemon juice.

4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

5. To put together turnovers, cut a tortilla in half and moisten its edges with water using your fingers or a pastry brush. Place approximately 2 tablespoons of the spinach filling in the center of each half, then fold it in thirds, matching the edges of the tortilla half to make a triangular shape. Press edges together firmly to create a seal. Brush entire turnover lightly with olive oil. Place on a baking sheet and bake until lightly browned - takes about 20 to 25 minutes.

Enjoy this delicious and healthy spinach turnover recipe.


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