Delicious wilted spinach with a simple Mediterranean dressing.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
3 mins
additional:
2 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a bowl, mix the olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper.

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  • Place the spinach over boiling water in a pot fitted with a steamer basket, and steam 2 to 3 minutes, until wilted but not soggy.

  • Toss spinach in a bowl with the dressing, and sprinkle with pine nuts to serve.

Nutrition Facts

320 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 7.1g; fat 31.6g; sodium 209.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2010
I made a ton of changes to this recipe to make it my own. I put the oil, vinegar, garlic, lemon, salt, and pepper into a pot on medium heat. I added the spinach and cooked it until the spinach was soft, but not mushy (like when you steam). Cooking it this way is how you wilt spinach. This recipe is actually having you steam it. All my guests absolutely loved it as it was tasty and spinach done a different way. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/07/2007
Not very attractive--the amount of dressing overpowers the limp spinach. I'd rather have this over fresh spinach or at least double the amount of wilted spinach. Read More
(22)
134 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 62
  • 4 star values: 50
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2010
I made a ton of changes to this recipe to make it my own. I put the oil, vinegar, garlic, lemon, salt, and pepper into a pot on medium heat. I added the spinach and cooked it until the spinach was soft, but not mushy (like when you steam). Cooking it this way is how you wilt spinach. This recipe is actually having you steam it. All my guests absolutely loved it as it was tasty and spinach done a different way. Read More
(113)
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2014
I found fresh young spinach in the wholesalers on Saturday so bought 2 huge bags (that's a total of over 5 pounds!) and we have been eating it since (it is now Thursday) in various forms. I decided to check out AR recipes for somethng different for last evening meal. Selected this one because I had all the ingredients to hand. My only trouble with this recipe is that it has caused marital strife as my wife asked me why I had waited so long before doing this for her! We had it as a side with grilled Lamb filets and loved that simple meal. Read More
(38)
Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2005
Don't let the name fool you, this "steamed" spinach had a wonderful taste. Very Middleastern flavor that I love. I didn't have pine nuts on hand, and I realize that is why the recipe is high calorie. Left it out and it was still great. It's very easy and quick to make. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/07/2007
Not very attractive--the amount of dressing overpowers the limp spinach. I'd rather have this over fresh spinach or at least double the amount of wilted spinach. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2007
this salad was really lovely. I think the pine nuts would definitely be missed if deductec from the recipe. I didn't have the steamer so i put my metal strainer on top of boiling water and it worked great! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2010
This is incredible!! I would say as others have that there is waaaay too much dressing for the amount of spinach. I would highly reccomend doubling the amount of spinach at least. (This could make it tough unless you have a very large steamer.) Luckily I caught this and just doubled the dressing recipe and saved half of it for later - probably tomorrow. I also would say throwing in some pancetta (or bacon) and some crumbles of blue cheese or something similar. Other than that this flavor blew my mind and I'll be having it over and over!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2008
Very good! I followed the recipe almost exactly--I didn't have balsamic vinegar so used red wine vinegar instead. Even my picky preschooler and toddler ate it. It's a great recipe for such a healthy "superfood"!!! I suspect it would also be excellent with a bit of parmesan cheese sprinkled over it. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2007
Delicious! I will definitely make this again. However I used 12 oz. of spinach with the original amount of dressing which was perfect because the spinach cooks down so much. Also I toasted and chopped the pine nuts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2007
amazing recipe! my 14 year old daughter thought this was the best vegetable she ever tasted. Read More
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