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Warm Sesame Spinach

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.

Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2006

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


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 84
  • Calories from fat: 42%
  • Fat: 3.9g
  • Saturated fat: 0.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.6g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbohydrate: 9.2g
  • Fiber: 3.2g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 7.3mg
  • Sodium: 379mg
  • Calcium: 146mg

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