Spicy Spinach with Sunflower Seeds

Spicy Spinach with Sunflower Seeds

Spicy Spinach with Sunflower Seeds

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

  • 8Servings


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


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
  • Carbohydrate Content: 6 g
  • Fat Content: 9 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 666 mg
  • Sugar Content: 0.5 g