Spinach with Feta & Pine Nuts

adapted from Barefoot Contessa Foolproof by Ina Garten


2 tablespoons good olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 medium lemon
1 pound fresh baby spinach, leaves washed and dried
1 tablespoon pine nuts, lightly toasted
¾ cup diced fresh feta

Kosher salt and pepper as needed


1. In a large saute pan add the olive oil and onion and cook over medium heat until the onion is softened, but not brown.

2. Zest the lemon and reserve the zest in a small bowl. Then squeeze the lemon juice into the pan, about 1 ½ tablespoons-full. Then, add the spinach and stir it lightly until it wilts down. Then, toss in about a teaspoon of kosher salt and a dash of pepper and remove it from the heat.

3. Add the lmon zest, pine nuts, and feta, and toss everything gently. Serve.

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

This recipe will double or triple well and can be made in advance and served at room temperature. It also translates well to any everyday side dish. In the summer I would see serving this with a side of salmon and tossing in some fresh garlic from the garden!

Naptime Stopwatch

5 minutes prep time, 10 minutes cook time

Naptime Reviews

After just one try this is already a huge hit at our house. I can see making this a lot after the baby arrives since it is so healthy and fortifying.

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