Sautéed Spinach with Basil

"Sautéed Spinach with Basil" Recipe
Photo: Ngoc Minh Ngo

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calories 123
Caloriesfromfat 80 %
Fat 11 g
Satfat 1 g
Sodium 293 mg
Carbohydrate 6 g
Fiber 3 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 4 g


2 teaspoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/3 cup (2 ounces) pine nuts
10 ounces fresh spinach leaves
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups fresh basil leaves


Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add the pine nuts and cook until lightly golden, about 3 minutes. Increase heat to medium and add the spinach, salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons of water. Cover and cook, tossing occasionally with tongs, until the spinach wilts, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Add the basil and toss until it wilts, about 1 minute. Serve immediately.

- Serve this quick side dish with grilled chicken, fish, lamb, pork, or steak. Or toss it with pasta for a last-minute main dish.

- If you can’t find basil, just omit from the recipe.

Kate Merker,

Real Simple

August 2006
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