Sauteed Spinach with Toasted Sesame Oil

Sauteed Spinach with Toasted Sesame Oil

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

From EatingWell: April/May 2005, EatingWell Serves Two
Yield: 2 servings
Active Time: 15
Total Time: 15


  1. 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  2. 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  3. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  5. 1 10-ounce bag fresh spinach, (see Ingredient note), tough stems removed
  6. 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  7. 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: 102 calories; 7 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 4 g fiber; 195 mg sodium; 732 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus:

1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

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