Tuesday, October 21

Sautéed Spinach with Feta and Pine Nuts

This ten-minute vegetable side dish will become a new family favorite

Sauteed Spinach with Feta and Pine Nuts

I'm always looking for quick vegetable side dishes and this Barefoot Contessa recipe is a new favorite. Simple sautéed spinach is tossed with crumbled feta cheese and toasted pine nuts for a flavor profile that's similar to spanokopita and pairs well with almost any meaty main course. The whole dish only takes five ingredients, one pan, and ten minutes but the finished product looks super impressive and tastes great. It's great alongside a store-bought rotisserie chicken on a busy weeknight or with a slow-cooked roast for a fancy dinner party. This dish is so versatile that it's sure to become a new addition to the weekly dinner rotation.

More Quick & Easy Veggie Sides:
- Perfect Roasted Vegetables
- Roasted Carrots with Avocado & Lemon Dressing
- Creamed Kale

Sautéed Spinach with Crumbled Feta and Toasted Pine Nuts:
  • Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add in 1/2 diced onion and cook for 5 minutes, or until soft.
  • Add in 1/2 lb. baby spinach, 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Cook for a few minutes, or until wilted.
  • Add in 2-3 tbsp. crumbled feta cheese, 1 tsp. lemon zest, and 2 tbsp. toasted pine nuts.*
  • Stir to combine but do not over mix. 

Serves two-three (side dish)
*To toast nuts, add them to a dry skillet over medium heat and cook until lightly browned, about 3-5 minutes.