Garlicky Tahini Wilted Spinach

Fresh Spinach Tossed with Warm Tahini, Garlic, and Lemon
Garnished with Black & White Sesame Seeds

Packed with flavor as well as vitamins, minerals, and fiber. This is one delightful healthy satisfying side dish.

Tahini (Sesame Seed Paste)

Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add a good amount of chopped garlic, then add tahini. Stir to combine and heat through. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

Add fresh spinach leaves, toss until just starting to wilt. Finish with black & white sesame seeds and sea salt.

Another reason to love sesame: Sesame seeds are high in phytosterols, a plant component with a chemical structure similar to cholesterol. When present in the diet in sufficient amounts phytosterols are believed  reduce cholesterol absorption.

Are you a fan of tahini?  You might like this fish + tahini dish, here.

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16 thoughts on “Garlicky Tahini Wilted Spinach”

  1. Actually tahini is quite uncommon here, but I think I should definitely give it a try – this looks delicious, but obviously healthy 🙂

  2. FAbulous recipe! I added grated ginger, and used swiss chard…added a touch of water to make a bit of a sauce, and chopped scallions towards the end; cooked until it was soft but still substantive. Delicious!

    1. Thanks Mike. I haven’t made this is a while. Thank you for reminding me 🙂 I really appreciate that you took the time to let me know that you liked it. Swiss chard and your recipe sounds good too.

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