This is one of my favorite things to make whenever I need a quick side dish.
|A spinach and tomato side dish that I love.|
I don’t really have a name for it, but love its simplicity and flavor. And you can’t beat how quick it is to cook up! It’s also great in wraps.
Though I change some of the ingredients each time I make this, four things are always in there: spinach, tomatoes, olive oil and garlic. Sometimes I’ll add in mushrooms and onions. Sesame seeds and pepper have made appearances. But those four ingredients are a must.
This go ’round, I threw in some left over rice, onions, tomato paste and some dried sweet basil:
|Tonight’s rendition features rice, onion, tomato paste and basil along with the main four: spinach, tomatoes, olive oil and garlic.|
After a bit of warming and wilting on the stove top, the spinach-tomato side dish was ready for plating. I paired it with oven-fried chicken and baked potato.
Spinach-Tomato Side Dish
1-3 cloves garlic, minced
3-4 handfuls of spinach leaves
16 oz. can of diced tomatoes or 2-3 large tomatoes chopped
2 tbsp. olive oil
Optional: onions, mushrooms, sesame seeds, spices and anything else you may want to throw in
- Heat a pan over medium-high heat. Sauté garlic for 1 minute. If using onions, add them and sauté with the garlic.
- Add tomatoes and cook until heated through. At this point, also add any additional vegetables and spices.
- Add spinach and cook until leaves are slightly wilted.