Sauteed Spinach with Toasted Sesame Oil


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

Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
2 servings


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

102 Calories
7g Fat
7g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 102
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Vitamin A 8423IU 168%
Vitamin C 23mg 26%
Folate 172mcg 43%
Sodium 194mg 8%
Calcium 174mg 13%
Iron 4mg 23%
Magnesium 122mg 29%
Potassium 732mg 16%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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