Wilted Spinach Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Wilted Spinach Recipe
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Wilted Spinach

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"Delicious wilted spinach with a simple Mediterranean dressing."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    3 mins

    20 mins


  1. In a bowl, mix the olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  2. 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.
  3. Toss spinach in a bowl with the dressing, and sprinkle with pine nuts to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 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.

Jul 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.

Dec 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.

Mar 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!

Feb 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!!

Feb 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.

Dec 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.


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  • Calories
  • 320 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 31.6 g
  • 49%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 210 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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