Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sauteed Spinach with Caramelized Red Onions and Pine Nuts

When my family lived in London for two years we had an amazing housekeeper/nanny who was also a fabulous cook. This is her recipe she made for us all the time because my kids loved it so much. This is how I got my kids to eat spinach. Thanks Emmie!


3 5 oz. bags of washed baby spinach
2 small red onions sliced
2 T brown sugar
1/3 C pine nuts
2 T margarine (divided)
1 tsp seasoned salt (I use Jane's Crazy Mixed Up Salt)


In a large saute pan melt 1 T margarine and add the seasoned salt. Add the pine nuts and toast until lightly golden in color and remove from pan.
Melt the remaining 1 T margarine in the same pan and add the onions and saute until softened. Then add the brown sugar and continue to cook over medium high heat until caramelized. Remove from pan and set aside. Add spinach to the pan and cook until just wilted.

Place cooked spinach on a shallow serving dish and spread out to cover the dish . Place the onions on top of the spinach and spread out. Then top with toasted pine nuts and serve warm.


  1. Where in London? My family lived in Middlesex (45 minutes outside the city) for three years when I was in high school! I miss it so much!!! Oh...and this dish looks AMAZING!

  2. Kate, we lived in St. Johns Wood from 2004 to 2006. I miss it too!

  3. Oh my gosh this looks fabulous. I cant wait to try it!

  4. I love spinach, and I normally just eat it in salads but something like this looks like a nice new way to spice up my spinach!


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