Skip to main content

Spicy Spinach with Sunflower Seeds

Steamed spinach gets a little kick and crunch from spiced, toasted sunflower seeds.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients: 

Ingredient Line: 
½ cup raw sunflower seeds
Ingredient Line: 
2 Tbs. plus 2 tsp. olive oil, divided
Ingredient Line: 
1 Tbs. plus 2 tsp. barbecue or jerk seasoning, divided
Ingredient Line: 
2 lb. spinach leaves
Ingredient Line: 
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar

Instructions: 

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Stir together sunflower seeds, 2 tsp. oil, and 2 tsp. seasoning in small bowl. Spread on small baking sheet, and bake 5 to 7 minutes, or until light brown. Set aside.

2. Heat remaining 2 Tbs. oil in large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 Tbs. seasoning, and cook 30 seconds. Add spinach leaves in 3 or 4 batches, turning with tongs to wilt evenly. Let cook 1 minute, then remove pan from heat, stir in vinegar, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds just before serving.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
117
Protein: 
5 g
Total Fat: 
9 g
Saturated Fat: 
1 g
Carbohydrates: 
6 g
Cholesterol: 
0 mg
Sodium: 
666 mg
Fiber: 
3 g
Sugar: 
<1 g
Yield: 
Serves 8