Sauteed Spinach with Toasted Sesame Oil

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Sauteed Spinach with Toasted Sesame Oil

A delicious and quick spinach saute is a nice addition to any meal.

Yield: 2 servings
Active Time: 15
Total Time: 15


  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 1 10-ounce bag fresh spinach, (see Ingredient note), tough stems removed
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce


Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add sesame seeds, garlic and ginger; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add spinach and cook, stirring, until just wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vinegar and soy sauce. Serve immediately.

Tips & Notes

  • Ingredient Note: The sturdier texture of mature spinach stands up better to sauteing than baby spinach and it's a more economical choice. We prefer to serve baby spinach raw.


Nutrition Per Serving

calories 102
fat 7 g (1 g sat, 3 g mono)
cholesterol 0 mg
carbohydrates 7 g
protein 5 g
fiber 4 g
sodium 195 mg
potassium 732 mg

Nutrition Bonus

Carbohydrate Serving 1/2

Exchanges 1 1/2 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat

From EatingWell April/May 2005, EatingWell Serves Two