Salads and Vegetables: Vegetable Dishes: Savory Spinach

One taste of this dish will have you begging for more!

Author: CalorieKing
Date: March 20, 2012

Suggestions: * Use only fresh spinach or silverbeet.

1 pound fresh spinach will cook down to approximately 1 cup cooked.

Serves: 4 person(s)
Yield: 4 x approx. 1/2 cup servings

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 8 mins


    2 bunches fresh spinach (13 oz) *
    1 Tbsp canola or olive oil
    1 medium onion, diced or thinly sliced
    1 strip bacon, trimmed to pieces


    Wash spinach but do not dry.

    Cook damp spinach for 3 to 4 minutes or until reduced in bulk. Don't over cook. Drain and finely chop.

    Heat oil in a heavy-based skillet and stir-fry prepared onion and bacon for 3 to 4 minutes or until onion is soft. Add cooked spinach, stir for 2 minutes more and serve immediately.

Microwave Directions:

    Wash spinach but do not dry. Cook damp spinach on HIGH for 5 minutes. Remove, drain and chop.

    Cook onion and bacon with oil in a covered dish on HIGH for 3 minutes. Add spinach, cook on HIGH for 2 minutes more. Serve immediately.


    If available, turkey bacon will further reduce calories and fat.

    Serving suggestion is not included in the nutritional analysis.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:91 cals
Kilojoules:380 kJ
Fat:5.2 g
Carbohydrates:8.8 g
Protein:5.4 g
Cholesterol:1.5 mg
Sodium:153 mg
Saturated Fat:0.7 g
Fiber:4.2 g
Calcium:175.0 mg
Total Sugars:1.9 g

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