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Spinach Sauté with Grape Tomatoes, Feta Cheese, and Toasted Pine Nuts

Spinach Sauté with Grape Tomatoes, Feta Cheese, and Toasted Pine Nuts

I wanted a healthy and delicious side dish to pair with the Baked Barbecue Ribs and Roasted Asparagus with Garlicky Panko that I recently made for dinner. I grabbed some spinach out of the refrigerator along with toasted pine nuts and feta cheese. I also grabbed some grape tomatoes, seasoned rice vinegar, and fresh garlic to add to the sauté. This recipe took less than 5 minutes to make and was healthy and delicious. It turned out to be a wonderful side dish that we all gobbled up – even my kids enjoyed it (mostly because of the vinegar – they love vinegar).

Spinach Sauté with Grape Tomatoes, Feta Cheese, and Toasted Pine Nuts

How to Make Spinach Sauté with Grape Tomatoes, Feta Cheese, and Toasted Pine Nuts

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the grape tomatoes and cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the fresh spinach, the seasoned rice vinegar, a dash of crushed red pepper flakes, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; cook, stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes or until the spinach has just wilted. Remove from the skillet and pour into a serving bowl. top with feta cheese and toasted pine nuts. Serve immediately with extra seasoned rice vinegar on the side, if desired. Enjoy.

Side Note: To toast the pine nuts, heat a DRY skillet over medium-low heat; add the pine nuts and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and toasted; about 5 minutes.

Spinach Sauté with Grape Tomatoes, Feta Cheese, and Toasted Pine Nuts

 

Spinach Sauté with Grape Tomatoes, Feta Cheese, and Toasted Pine Nuts

Spinach Sauté with Grape Tomatoes, Feta Cheese, and Toasted Pine Nuts

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Sides
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup of grape tomatoes
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 4 cups of baby spinach
  • 1 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar more if desired
  • Dash of crushed red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • Feta cheese crumbles to taste
  • Toasted pine nuts to taste

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the grape tomatoes and cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the fresh spinach, the seasoned rice vinegar, a dash of crushed red pepper flakes, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; cook, stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes or until the spinach has just wilted. Remove from the skillet and pour into a serving bowl. top with feta cheese and toasted pine nuts. Serve immediately with extra seasoned rice vinegar on the side, if desired. Enjoy.
  • Side Note: To toast the pine nuts, heat a DRY skillet over medium-low heat; add the pine nuts and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and toasted; about 5 minutes.
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  1. Mmmmm, that does look good. The colours are so vibrant, it’s just screaming out to be eaten. All it needs is a bit of crusty bread to eat with it and dinner is sorted!

  2. Hello! I stumbled upon your blog as I was exploring some of the blogs my own blog’s readers follow, and I just loved this post. I think my readers would really enjoy this as a side dish, too! I’d like to invite you to participate in my blog’s link-up party to celebrate the end of National Nutrition Month – feel free to check it out and share one of the delicious, healthy recipes you’ve been enjoying this past month! http://bit.ly/YCpeHq