Spinach spread (Espinacas labradas)

Image By Ana Lopez Marin, Abstract

‘Espinacas labradas’ means carved spinach; the dish gets its name from the lines traditionally drawn on the top of the dish. It is said to be a reference to the lines that a tractor makes in a field. This has a wonderful flavour, and also a great texture – the softness of spinach with the crunchiness of bread is amazing. This dish comes from Écija, a beautiful city in the province of Seville. The recipe comes from my in-laws. My grandfather in-law was living in Écija for a few years. Each Christmas, the nuns of a convent used to give him as a present a pot with espinacas labradas. He loved the dish and before they moved to Seville, my grandmother in-law got the recipe directly from the nuns. Then it passed to my mother in-law, and finally she gave it to me. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do…Read More


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