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Sautéed Spinach with Basil

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 none 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 123none
  • Calories from fat: 80%
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 293mg
  • Carbohydrate: 6g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 4g

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Sautéed Spinach with Basil Recipe