Chili-Peanut Spring Greens

Chili-Peanut Spring GreensRecipe
Prep: 15 min., Cook: 7 min., Stand: 4 min.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living Cooking School

Nutritional Information

Calories 139
Fat 11 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Monofat 5.2 g
Polyfat 3.7 g
Protein 4.6 g
Carbohydrate 8.8 g
Fiber 3.3 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Iron 2.5 mg
Sodium 493 mg
Calcium 95 mg


1 pound fresh spinach, stems removed
4 tablespoons dry roasted, salted USA-GROWN PEANUTS
2 tablespoons aromatic peanut oil made with USA-GROWN PEANUTS, divided
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 medium tomato, seeded and finely chopped
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1/3 cup vegetable broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice


1. Coarsely chop spinach.

2. Process peanuts in a blender or food processor 10 to 15 seconds or until finely ground.

3. Heat ground peanuts in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant. Remove from skillet.

4. Heat 1 tablespoon peanut oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onion, tomato, and pepper, and sauté 3 to 4 minutes or until onion is tender. Transfer mixture to a small bowl; keep warm.

5. Add broth and salt to skillet. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Add spinach, in batches, stirring just until spinach begins to wilt.

6. Remove from heat. Top spinach with onion mixture; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons toasted ground peanuts. Cover and let stand 3 to 4 minutes or until spinach is tender.

7. Transfer to a serving platter. Drizzle with lemon juice and remaining 1 tablespoon peanut oil. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons toasted ground peanuts. Serve immediately.

Chili-Peanut Greens: Substitute 1 pound kale for spinach. Prepare recipe as directed through Step 5. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 4 minutes. Remove from heat, and proceed with recipe as directed in Step 6, letting kale stand, covered, 5 minutes or until tender. Proceed with Step 7 as directed. Prep: 15 min., Cook: 10 min., Stand: 5 min.

Per serving: Calories 154; Fat 11g (sat 1.8g, mono 5.2g, poly 3.8g); Protein 4.6g; Carb 12.6g; Fiber 3.9g; Chol 0mg; Iron 1.4mg; Sodium 456mg; Calc 100mg