Another great recipe highlighting the ingredient of the day, spinach!

Recipe: Simple Stir-Fry Spinach


  • 3 Teaspoon Oil, like safflower oil
  • 1/2 Cup Pine Nuts
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 Bags (12 oz total) Fresh Spinach
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • Dash Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 Cups Fresh Basil Leaves, torn
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese


  1. In a very large skillet, add cooking oil over medium-low heat.
  2. Add pine nuts and cook, shaking skillet gently, until just starting to brown a little, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add minced garlic and continue cooking, stirring constantly for 1 more minute.
  4. Turn heat up to medium and add spinach, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  5. Toss spinach around in skillet for about 3 minutes or until it just starts to wilt.
  6. Add fresh basil leaves, tossing to combine, and continue cooking for 1 minute.
  7. Remove from heat and serve immediately.
  8. Grate fresh Parmesan cheese on top of each serving if desired.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Image: flickr user FotoosVanRobin, licensed by Creative Commons