Replacing lettuce with spinach?

@ricki_911 (19789)
Toronto, Ontario
February 14, 2016 5:07pm CST
Iwas making a salad and though I want spinach instead of lettuce. So I added spinach, tomatoes,mushrooms, onion, grapes, then dressing. It gave it a different texture, but also a change but still flavourful. I will be doing this more often, and it may help with iron as well.
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@moffittjc (44697)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Feb 16
I almost always try to use spinach instead of lettuce. Most of the lettuce we consume has no nutritional value whatsoever, while spinach is packed with nutrients and vitamins. Plus, I think the spinach leaves taste better than lettuce!
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• United States
14 Feb 16
I like iceberg lettuce but I agree that spinach is much healthier for you.
@moffittjc (44697)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Feb 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum I like iceberg lettuce too, but it has no nutritional value. If I have my choice, I try to go with spinach leaves every time. But spinach is not always available, so lettuce is still an acceptable alternative.
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• United States
14 Feb 16
@moffittjc Spinach isn't always available in your supermarkets? We have ready made spinach for salads and then just a big bag of spinach greens, so it's always available where I work at the very least.
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@mommaj (22877)
• United States
15 Feb 16
I love fresh spinach. It has more flavor than lettuce but I think it is still really good. I love a salad made with it.
@ricki_911 (19789)
• Toronto, Ontario
15 Feb 16
Yes, I agree. It has more flavour and crunch to it. Lettuce is mainly water to begin with. Sometimes I will mix 50/50.
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@mommaj (22877)
• United States
15 Feb 16
@ricki_911 I don't think I have ever had it mixed. I might try to remember to do that sometime.
@ricki_911 (19789)
• Toronto, Ontario
15 Feb 16
@mommaj I do like the crunch and freshness of the lettuce.
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• United States
14 Feb 16
Spinach instead of lettuce is pretty good. I usually add feta when I do that, and have sort of a dijon type dressing in place of my normal ranch.
@ricki_911 (19789)
• Toronto, Ontario
14 Feb 16
I love a dijon poppy seed dressing from Costco.
• United States
14 Feb 16
@ricki_911 Haven't tried that before from costco. Where I work they have those sorts of things readymade, with a dijon / peachy type dressing.
@ricki_911 (19789)
• Toronto, Ontario
15 Feb 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum That sounds delicious!!!
• United States
14 Feb 16
I prefer lettuce ~ I don't like spinach much,
@ricki_911 (19789)
• Toronto, Ontario
15 Feb 16
I never did like spinach until a few years ago when my sister made me eat it in something was delicious.
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• United States
15 Feb 16
@ricki_911 I don't like the after taste of spinach when it's in my mouth.
@Shavkat (65145)
• Philippines
15 Feb 16
I think it is still a veggie salad. It tastes good with the spinach, too.
@ricki_911 (19789)
• Toronto, Ontario
15 Feb 16
Yes, you can basically add anything to it.
@paigea (22453)
• Canada
15 Feb 16
mmm, that sounds good. I have a couple of spinach salads I really like.
@ricki_911 (19789)
• Toronto, Ontario
15 Feb 16
It was! I am surprised at the number of people who like spinach most I know hate it.
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• Philippines
15 Feb 16
Spinach has a different taste than lettuce, although the salad you made seems tasty. I haven't tried using spinach on my salad, but I've tried in on pasta, with some chicken (it's a weird recipe I made myself). What kind of dressing did you use? I'd probably put some goat's cheese if I had spinach in my salad.
@ricki_911 (19789)
• Toronto, Ontario
15 Feb 16
I would of added cheese as well, but didn't have any. I used a dijon poppy seed onion dressing.
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@Lucky15 (33718)
• Philippines
14 Feb 16
i am thinking of their difference, texture and all that. if it is not that that big, spinach can really be great substitute for letuce
@ricki_911 (19789)
• Toronto, Ontario
15 Feb 16
Yes, they do have different textures, and taste to them.
@SIMPLYD (81621)
• Philippines
15 Feb 16
So we can substitute lettuce with spinach instead in our veggie salad . That's nice to know , though , it's seldom that there are spinach in supermarkets here .