Every once in a while, I tend to go for a vegan meal. And whenever I think about vegetable-based dishes, the one place that comes to mind is Zoe’s Kitchen. They have these spinach roll-ups that are full of a bunch of different veggies, cheese, and of course spinach! So today, I’ll be giving Zoe’s Kitchen spinach roll ups recipe a try!
Zoe’s Kitchen Spinach Roll-Ups Recipe
- 10 flour tortillas
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
- 1/2 red pepper, sliced
- 1 lb frozen spinach
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 4 oz feta cheese, crumbled
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1.5 tsp salt
- Black pepper to taste
- Chili flakes to taste (omit if you can’t handle spice)
- In a pan, boil water
- Once boiling, add your frozen spinach to it and boil for about 1 minute until wilted
- Once cooked, pour into a colander and let the excess water drain
- Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a medium skillet
- Once hot, add your onion and cook until translucent
- Then add your bell pepper and cook for about 30 seconds
- Then add your salt, pepper, and chili flakes and cook on medium-high
- Add the chopped garlic and saute for 30 seconds
- Then, add your spinach to the pan and stir to combine
- Finally, add both the cheeses and stir to combine
- Taste the concoction and adjust your seasonings accordingly
- Cook until all the cheese is melted
- Once the cheese has melted, turn off the stove
- Preheat your oven at 180C
- Now to assemble, take a tortilla, scoop some spinach mixture onto it
- Roll it up and place it onto a baking tray or pan
- Once all the rolls are assembled, place them into a pre-heated oven for about 5-10 minutes until they’re nice and browned
- Enjoy it while it's warm!
Tips for this recipe
- You can also use cream cheese instead of feta or mozzarella if you prefer the taste
- You can add chicken, fish, beef, or tofu if you want
- You can add more vegetables like mushrooms or jalapenos
- I recommend using tortillas but you can also use pita bread if you prefer
And there you have it! There’s something about the combination of spinach and cheese that just does it for me. Plus, I’m always looking for the chance of adding spinach to our food and making it taste good!
I love eating from Zoe’s kitchen and I especially love how creative they are when it comes to incorporating veggies in their dishes. It’s super versatile and of course, tastes pretty good if done right.
Ever since I have started my clean-eating/healthy eating journey, one thing I have realized is that there are so many different ways you can eat vegetables (which you should totally do every day!). Yes, salads are great and you can get creative with them. But you can only do so to a certain extent.
Why You Should Incorporate More Veggies Into Your Diet
I’m always talking about adding more vegetables to my diet and how that’s good for the body. But do you ever wonder why eating more vegetables is good for you? Here’s why:
- They’re a natural source of vitamins and minerals. People are always talking about how you should be taking one supplement or the other to combat nutrient deficiencies. In truth, you don’t need to be taking extra supplements if you eat a good amount of vegetables every day.
- They’re pretty versatile when it comes to adding flavor and texture to your meals. I personally love the crunch from iceberg lettuce and the sublime texture from mushrooms in my meals. It’s all about how well you cook it.
- They help you keep your calorie intake in check! Most vegetables have a low-calorie count so you can eat more of it and still keep your calorie intake within healthy limits!
- They’re a great source of fiber. Fiber might not be nutritionally beneficial but it’s super important for a healthy gut. Having a good amount of fiber daily prevents issues like constipation.
- Fruits and vegetables are a source of phytochemicals, they are substances that can protect our bodies against certain diseases. They can also help strengthen our immune system.
If you’re already a vegetarian, you might like these tips about how to save some money while you’re at it.
More Spinach Recipes!
If you like spinach and want some more creative ways to cook it, try these recipes:
- Afghan spinach
- Flash-fried spinach
- Vegan pizza with spinach
- Spicy spinach Velveeta dip
- Cheesy spinach artichoke bread ring dip
I love having these at the restaurant, but of course, my wallet doesn’t agree with the obsession. So I knew I had to come up with a recipe that’s close to, if not exactly similar to the ones at Zoe’s kitchen. You can add chicken to make it more wholesome but you can skip it if you’re making a vegetarian version. Took us a while but here we go!
So this was my take on the Spinach Roll-Ups from Zoe’s kitchen. Do give it a try and let us know how it went! Enjoy!