Spinach 'n Onions

"Nice way to serve spinach and so good for you! The secret is not to overcook the spinach. I like to add a few roasted pine nuts or pumkin seeds with a nice jolt of Marsala wine. I love to serve this recipe with recipe#399309. Just spoon the sauce over the spinach when it is on the plate MMMmm"
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Ready In:




  • Heat oil in a skillet.
  • When it is hot but not smoking add onions.
  • Saute, stirring constantly, until the onion is carmelized, about 15 min let some of the onion get quite dark and crisp.
  • Add spinach, but only for a minute or two, stir until just wilted.
  • Add lemon juice and salt& pepper.
  • Serve.

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  1. Simple and wonderful! I added some extra lemon juice and used plain ol' regular onions. I used this recipe as a filling inside rolled-up rotis for a great, light dinner!
  2. This was really nice... my family loved it (especially my mother, being a spinach fan!). I added some crushed garlic to the onions and it gave a lovely bit of extra flavour, but I'm sure it would be just as nice as is =)
  3. loved this recipe. quick and easy and a wonderful flavor. made exactly as directed. next time i want to add garlic just cause i love garlic even though recipe does not need it. my spinach was way passed the "use by" date and the end result was still delicious.
  4. I used a Vidalia onion for the red onion. The caramelization from the Vidalia and the tartness from the lemon juice was an outstanding sweet and sour accent for the spinach. Thank you, Bergy, for sweet 'n savory Spinach 'n Onions.
  5. Not too bad, my wife didn't care for the lemony taste and would have preferred balsamic vinegar instead. Make sure to use fresh spinach! I tried it with week old spinach, and it was not pleasant.


  1. Made this with chicken and orzo....very tasty but not one I'll probably make again. I followed the directions to the letter and while it was good....I just didn't like the mix of the red onions with the spinach. Kind of overwhelmed it for me. I guess I just love the taste of the spinach being the most pronounced ingredient and we tasted a bit too much onion despite the fact that I didn't even use the whole onion. Maybe I'll try it again with a sweet onion instead of a red onion. Still a nice recipe nonetheless. Thank you for posting.


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