Classy Spinach Bundles with Pistachio Dressing

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is an easy and wonderful tasting recipe for a pretty-looking, low-cal side-dish. Fresh spinach is wilted, shaped into a bundle, and topped with a delicate honey-orange-pistachio dressing... and that's all there is to it; done in 15 minutes! Using pure maple syrup makes this vegan. This is from

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Blend oil, vinegar, honey (or maple syrup) and orange peel; stir in pistachios and set aside.
  2. Place spinach in 2-quart microwave-safe container; cover with plastic wrap and vent.
  3. Microwave at HIGH (100%) for 3 to 5 minutes or until spinach is wilted.
  4. Rinse with cold water; squeeze to drain.
  5. Divide into 4 bundles.
  6. Wrap each bundle with green onion tie.
  7. Drizzle with pistachio dressing.
  8. Serve warm or chilled.
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Wonderful way to serve spinach. I wilted the spinach in my wok and only just wilted, cold water, squeeze dry and tie with green onion. I used Maple Syrup inthe dressing and with the vinegar gave it had a nice sweet sout flavor. What I like most is you can make this dish early in the day even drizzle it with the dressing and just add the pistachios just before serving I served it cold. Thank you Anu

Bergy June 17, 2002

So pretty, so easy. And terrific tasting. I especially liked the orange taste and fragrance. I made the dressing midday for tonight's meal so that probably allowed the zest to develop a bit more intensity-and I loved it. I used honey and served the spinach warm. I'm betting this would be a great dressing for raw spinach as well.

sugarpea October 01, 2003