Testine di Spinaci

Braised Spinach Stems

Preparation info
  • Serves

    3 or 4

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Cucina Ebraica: Flavours of the Italian Jewish Kitchen

By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1998

  • About

Testine means “little heads.” An old Venetian recipe for these spinach stems calls the dish gambetti de spinasse in dialect, or “little legs.” How thrifty to use the spinach leaves for one dish and then use the stems and inner tiny leaves to make this antipasto or side dish. You will need to start with almost 4 pounds of spinach to yield about 1