Sesame Garlic Wilted Spinach

‘This was a quick and healthy side dish to go with the Asian meal I was serving for dinner. My kids tolerated this spinach only because they drowned it in seasoned vinegar – whatever works! My husband and I both loved the sesame flavor and I liked the slivers of garlic. You can’t beat a fast and easy side dish.

Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the soy sauce and spinach then cook, stirring occasionally, until the spinach is nearly wilted. Remove from the heat then drizzle with the seasoned vinegar, to taste then sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired. Serve immediately. 

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Sesame Garlic Wilted Spinach

Yield: 4

Total Time: 5 min.

Ingredients:

1 tbsp sesame oil
1 clove of garlic, thinly sliced
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 bag of baby spinach
Seasoned rice vinegar, to taste

Directions:

Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the soy sauce and spinach then cook, stirring occasionally, until the spinach is nearly wilted. Remove from the heat then drizzle with the seasoned vinegar, to taste then sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired. Serve immediately.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking

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10 Responses to “Sesame Garlic Wilted Spinach”

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — January 14, 2014 @ 9:56 pm

    We grow so much spinach but I always want to try it new ways, this is great!

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    lenia — January 15, 2014 @ 12:09 am

    A simple and yummy way to enjoy spinach!

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    lenia — January 15, 2014 @ 12:09 am

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    Joanne — January 15, 2014 @ 4:52 am

    I laughed at the seasoned vinegar part…hey, as long as they ate it!

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    Kim in MD — January 15, 2014 @ 6:01 am

    Yum! I can’t wait to see what you served with this spinach, Pam!

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    Catherine — January 15, 2014 @ 10:50 am

    Dear Pam, This is a delicious and healthy way to eat spinach. I know I would love this dish. Blessings and Happy New Year., Catherine xo

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    The Café Sucre Farine — January 15, 2014 @ 3:29 pm

    This sounds wonderful. I love wilted spinach but with sesame oil, garlic and soy sauce it must have so much flavor!

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    Margaret — January 15, 2014 @ 5:06 pm

    This is so yummy! I also leave out the rice vinegar and and soy and fold the garlic spinach into mashed red potatoes. Its my vegetarian husbands comfort food

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    Cathy at Wives with Knives — January 15, 2014 @ 5:28 pm

    This dish looks delicious, Pam, and is very welcome after all the rich food from the holidays. I’m still recovering from that. I hope you and your family have a very healthy and Happy New Year.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — January 16, 2014 @ 2:39 am

    I need to double the portion if I make this! Looks very fresh and tasty.

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