Sauteed Spinach with Toasted Sesame Oil

Sauteed Spinach with Toasted Sesame Oil

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, April/May 2005

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

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 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


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  1. 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.
  • 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.
  • People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 102 calories; 7 g fat(1 g sat); 4 g fiber; 7 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 172 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 8,423 IU vitamin A; 23 mg vitamin C; 174 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 194 mg sodium; 732 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (168% daily value), Folate (43% dv), Vitamin C (38% dv), Iron (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1½ vegetable, 1½ fat

Reviews 2

September 17, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Toasted sesame oil spinach Easy recipe, turned out great. Had all ingredients on hand but ginger so I made it without and it was still delicious. Will try with ginger next time. Light and fragrant, everyone should like this one. Just the right amount of ingredients. Pros: Easy and quick Cons: None
April 25, 2010
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By: ndjohnson73
Yummy! I doubled the recipe and didn't use quite as much ginger as the recipe called for, but the result was very flavorful and tasty. Not only was is good, it was fast and easy to make as well!
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