Garlic sesame spinach is such an easy side dish! Spinach is quickly sauteed with garlic, and tossed with sesame oil for a boldly flavored and healthy recipe. This pairs so well with salmon, chicken, and more.
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Sauteed Garlic Sesame Spinach

Garlic sesame spinach is such an easy side dish! Spinach is quickly sauteed with garlic, and tossed with sesame oil for a boldly flavored and healthy recipe. This pairs so well with salmon, chicken, and more.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 110
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 16 oz fresh spinach
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1-2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp toasted sesame seeds, for serving

Instructions

  • Add olive oil to a large pan set over medium heat.
  • Add minced garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add as much spinach as can fit in the pan and season with salt and pepper. Stir the spinach around the pan as it wilts, and add additional spinach as space opens up until all is added.
  • Once all of the spinach is in the pan, place the lid on the pan and cook for an additional few minutes or until the spinach is wilted.
  • Transfer the sauteed spinach to serving bowl using tongs, taking care to leave behind as much water as possible. Drizzle sesame oil over top of spinach and toss to combine. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds over top for serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.6g | Protein: 4.4g | Fat: 9.2g | Saturated Fat: 1.3g | Sodium: 701mg | Potassium: 845mg | Fiber: 3.4g | Sugar: 0.6g | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 4.1mg