Total Time
Prep 4 mins
Cook 5 mins

Add some chicken and you have a meal.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 ounces fresh spinach, washed (prefer baby leaves)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds (add more if you prefer)
  • 1 12 tablespoons vegetable oil (something light tasting)
  • 12 teaspoon sea salt (or kosher salt, more to taste if needed, I add more)
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced (less if you don't care for the taste)


  1. Put spinach in a salad spinner and dry well. (or use paper towels). Remove stalks if any.
  2. If using large leaves, roll up tightly and cut crossway in wide strips. (if using baby leave alone).
  3. Heat wok to medium heat. Add sesame seeds, and dry fry stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes until golden brown. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Add oil to wok and swirl around. When hot, add the salt, spinach and garlic and stir-fry for 2 minutes until the spinach just wilts a bit and the leaves are coated with oil.
  5. Sprinkle over dry-heated sesame seeds and serve immediately.
  6. I love this with some naan bread.


Most Helpful

Yum, love spinach and this was a nice and easy way to eat it. Thanks! Made for the Greens game in the Diabetic forum. :D

Sharon123 May 14, 2012

This is an excellent simple recipe and so good for you! I serve with precooked chicken breast slices.

Montana Heart Song March 16, 2012

For history buffs, this was Michael Angelo's favorite dish, but , with a few changes.
Olive oil, crushed garlic cloves (the more the better), fresh leafy spinach (rinsed), and a sprinkle of coarsely ground salt. All these simple ingredients cooked in that order make an absolutely fantastic AND healthy side dish. I sometimes make it a main dish with a really good, crusty loaf of bread and a glass of wine....mmmmmmm.

ogre_overlord August 09, 2011

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