Spinach with Fried Garlic and Caramelized Onions

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 86.6
  • Total Fat: 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 92.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 5.1 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1lb fresh baby spinach
    4-5 large cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
    1 small onion, sliced thin
    1 whole dry red chilli
    1/2 teaspoon white sesame seeds
    1.5 teaspoons Sesame Oil
    fresh lemon
    Roasted peanuts, crushed (as garnish)


Wash the spinach well, drain and tear the spinach roughly.

Add sesame seeds and oil in a pan and let the oil heat up (this flavors up the oil); add the red dry chili and the chopped garlic. Fry till the red chili darkens and the garlic turns light golden. Add the sliced onions and saute at low to medium heat till the onions are light brown/lightly caramelized. The garlic with turn darker while the onions are getting brown, and that is okay.

Add the spinach and the salt and stir till everything combines. Cover and cook at low heat till the spinach is cooked and all the water is absorbed.

Sprinkle fresh lemon juice.

Serve as a side.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NJOHNSTON64.

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