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Sauteed Spinach with Toasted Sesame Oil

  • 15 m
  • 15 m
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“A delicious and quick spinach saute is a nice addition to any meal.”


    • 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


  • 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.
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