How to Dry Spinach

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Spinach is available in three different varieties, smooth leaf, semi-savoy and savoy, which differ based upon the size and shape of the leaves. The leafy vegetable is an excellent source of vitamin A and C and is purchased fresh, frozen or canned. Fresh spinach eaten raw is best served dry, which is accomplished without the need for a salad spinner or any other expensive equipment.

Things You'll Need

  • Large bowl
  • Cool water
  • Paper towel
  • Locate fresh spinach sold loose or in bunches. Pick spinach that is crisp and green without a moldy or stale odor.

  • Fill a large bowl with cool water and add the spinach.

  • Rinse the spinach in the water to remove any dust or dirt particles.

  • Remove the water from the bowl and refill it with fresh, cool water. Continue to rinse out the spinach in fresh water until all of the gritty particles are gone.

  • Lift the spinach from the water and place it on a paper towel.

  • Cover the spinach with another paper towel and gently press on the spinach to remove moisture.

  • Replace the paper towel and gently press on the spinach with a dry towel until all of the water is removed.

  • Prepare the spinach as desired.

Tips & Warnings

  • Refrigerate uncooked spinach in a zippered plastic bag for up to four days.

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