If you’re craving a bit more earthiness in your Easter side dishes, the richness of a dish like creamed spinach may not fit the bill.
Perhaps, Portugal’s “Esparregado de Espinafres” (spinach mousse) is the key with a balance of velvety textures and earthy notes. The dish offers up layers of flavor without masking the essence of the greens. At its peak in springtime, spinach is an ideal choice for Easter.
But don’t stop at spinach. How about chard (nabiça)? The Portuguese are huge fans of these leafy greens and throw them into soups, or into their “Esparregado.” Summertime is when these babies start to bloom!