I am love checking out cookbooks from the library because I really enjoy reading cookbooks and getting inspiration from them. I recently brought home Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Foolproof and I loved it! I have so many recipes bookmarked to make. I started with this spinach recipe that looked super simple and really flavorful… I was right. I liked the combination of the onions and spinach with the lemon, pine nuts, and the salty feta. My husband and I LOVED this spinach while my daughter thought it was pretty good. My son, on the other hand, wasn’t very impressed and grumbled a bit while eating it. Can’t win them all.
Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onion, and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring often, until the onion is tender and golden brown. Meanwhile, zest the lemon and set aside. Squeeze 1 tablespoons of lemon juice into the pan then add the spinach in big handfuls, tossing constantly with tongs for a minute or so until all the leaves are just wilted.
Remove from the heat; Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste and toss to coat evenly. Add the pine nuts, feta, and lemon zest. Serve immediately. Enjoy.