Sautéed Spinach with Basil Recipe | PBS Food

Sautéed Spinach with Basil


Cook time: 15 Minutes

Total time: 15 Minutes

Yield: 4



  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup (2 ounces) pine nuts
  • 10 ounces fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add the pine nuts and cook until lightly golden, about 3 minutes. Increase heat to medium and add the spinach, salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons of water. Cover and cook, tossing occasionally with tongs, until the spinach wilts, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Add the basil and toss until it wilts, about 1 minute. Serve immediately.