Warm Sesame Spinach

Fresh spinach is an excellent source of folate and a fair source of niacin and vitamin E. You can serve this side dish warm or at room temperature.


4 servings (serving size: about 1/3 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 84
Caloriesfromfat 42 %
Fat 3.9 g
Satfat 0.7 g
Monofat 1.4 g
Polyfat 1.6 g
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrate 9.2 g
Fiber 3.2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 7.3 mg
Sodium 379 mg
Calcium 146 mg


1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 (10-ounce) packages fresh spinach (about 5 cups)


Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.

Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic, and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Gradually add spinach; cook for 2 minutes or until spinach wilts, stirring constantly. Place spinach in a colander, pressing until barely moist. Place spinach in a medium bowl; drizzle with soy sauce mixture. Toss well to coat.