Wilted Spinach

Heather says:

Wilted spinach is an incredibly quick side dish. It takes less than ten minutes start to finish. If walnuts aren’t your thing, you can substitute garlic or onion. The point is to infuse some flavor into the olive oil that coats the spinach.

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Wilted Spinach with Walnuts


  • 1 9oz bag baby spinach
  • 2 TBSP (approximately) olive oil
  • a small handful of walnuts
Walnuts in olive oil

Walnuts in olive oil

In a skillet over medium heat, place the olive oil and walnuts. Stay close by and stir the walnuts occasionally, as their natural oils can burn easily.

Toss with tongs

Toss with tongs

Once the walnuts begin to smell toasted, add the spinach and use tongs to turn the spinach until they are wilted as you desire.

wilted-spinach-with-walnutsSeason with salt / pepper and serve.


  1. Choco on December 7, 2010 at 1:00 am

    Could you use bacon grease to wilt the spinach too? Seems like it would give it some good flavor.
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  2. Alice Dick on December 6, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Mmm… garlic…

    I like to saute onion and garlic, add the spinach to wilt and some canned chickpeas to heat through. An outstanding side dish.

  3. Mrs. Jen B on December 6, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Mmmmmm…yum! I would still add a little garlic, too! Only because I'm a garlic fiend. 😉

  4. Shelley on December 6, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I love spinach because it can be eaten raw or cooked, it freezes well and it is so dead easy to grow! What's not to love?

  5. Mrs. J on December 6, 2010 at 10:40 am

    This looks delicious! I frequently cook collard greens. I like to cook them either with oil, garlic and spices. Or I add a little bit of vegetable broth to help flavor the greens. Greens sound unappealing to a lot of people, but if you flavor them correctly, they can actually be quite delicious (not to mention healthy)!

    Thank you for sharing this idea!
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