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Wilted Spinach with Garlic and Pumpkin Seeds

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Wilted Spinach with Garlic and Pumpkin Seeds

Wilted Spinach with Garlic and Pumpkin Seeds

Jessica Braider
Even people who don't like cooked spinach rave about this dish.
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 12 - 16 oz. baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced, about 1 tsp.
  • 1/4 red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. shelled pumpkin seeds pepitas
  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar or use other sweet vinegar


  • Put the spinach in a large microwave-safe bowl.
  • In a small heavy skillet, heat the oil over medium-low heat.
  • Add the garlic, onions, and pumpkin seeds to the skillet, and cook for about 5 minutes, reducing the heat if necessary to avoid browning (and burning seeds!), until the onions are tender and the garlic is fragrant.
  • Pour the onion mixture plus the balsamic or other sweet vinegar over the spinach and toss gently.
  • Steam the spinach in the microwave, partially covered, for about 2 minutes until it is just wilted. Season it with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve it immediately (if you prefer you can wilt the spinach in the skillet instead).


Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 210, Total Fat: 17g, 26%; Saturated Fat: 3g, 12.5%; Cholesterol: 0mg, 0%; Sodium: 183mg, 8.5%; Total Carbohydrate: 15g, 5%; Dietary Fiber: 6g, 23%; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 5g
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Keyword All, Company/Entertaining, Dairy-Free, Fall, Gluten-Free, High Fiber, Kosher, Low Fat, Low Sodium, Side Dish, Spring, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
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