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Basil Spinach Salad

Basil Spinach

Makes a side salad for two.  Keep this salad raw for meals on the go.

Approximate cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs coconut oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 4 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 package (several sprigs) fresh basil

Instructions

  1. Wash and prepare vegetables.
  2. Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add coconut oil when hot.
  3. Add diced onions, and sauté until soft and translucent.  Add tomatoes and cook for another minute or two.
  4. Add spinach and basil to the pan and cook for one minute.
  5. Serve warm.

15 Comments

  1. gjmaybee

    Doesn’t say when to add the basil… Just a garnish?

  2. Kevin Williams

    It actually says at the very top of the recipe description –

    “Add the basil at different times for different flavors and preference. It will be more strong added dead last and uncooked, but will not be incorporated into the dish as well.”

  3. paulandsteph

    it should still give that as well in the instructions….I wouldn’t look at the top of the recipe to see what the instruction for cooking it was if there is a column that says “Instructions” on the page.

  4. Colleen Foreit

    Has anyone put hard boiled eggs in this salad?? I loved it and I am trying to make it a meal.

  5. This was so good, and so easy!

  6. This was great, we decided to at some nuts just to get some more out of it.

  7. heatherschopp

    There is so much you can do with this. Why stop at nuts and eggs. How about your meats, other veggies, go crazy. After I make a dish, (have not made this one yet)I then know how else I can change it up. My husband went to culinary school so he really helps me with making the dishes, even though he knows how to really cook, this new way of cooking is different for both of us.

  8. bestmdb

    quick, easy, a little salt and pepper at the end . ..yum!

  9. Not a fan of mushy or hot spinach, still made it anyways just to say I tried it. Two bites and I was over it. I will try it cold to see if I can swing it that way.

  10. I would try not to cook it as much as you did. Try it just a little past wilted. That’s how I like it best.
    On another note, I had to change pans in the of it. The instructions said to use a small skillet, I changed to a medium so I had room for the spinach and Basil.

  11. To the first comment- unless they have changed the instructions since 2010, it says to add the basil when u add the spinach.

    Anyway- I made this dish the other night for a side with my Crusted Chicken, which is another recipe on this site. The only change I made was that I used dried basil, as I did not have any fresh. The dish was super good! I think I cooked the spinach a little too long for my liking but my boyfriend LOVED it & asked me to make it again the next day! Lol! I would definitely make it again, only would probably not cook the spinach as long, it wilts so fast. Loved this recipe! :)

  12. ljohnson34

    I am making this tonight! I am excited and I’ll report what I think. Thanks to djah2 for the pan switcher! Great idea!

  13. I absolutely love this recipe – it’s absolutely delicious and very easy to make.

  14. Is this considered one serving?

  15. excellent with wonderful flavor!

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