Once you taste this Healthy Sautéed Creamed Spinach & Strawberry side dish you’ll be smitten with its delicious flavor and colorful appearance!
This healthy dish of Sautéed Creamed Spinach & Strawberry with Pistachios came about one night when I was contemplating what to serve alongside some fish I was cooking for dinner.
Since I had strawberries in the fridge that I needed to use before they spoiled, I tossed some into the sautéed creamed spinach I was preparing. The completed dish tasted amazing, and turned out to be a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds!
**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions and complete ingredient measurements for making Sautéed Creamed Spinach & Strawberries is available near the end of this post.
The ingredient list for making Healthy Sautéed Creamed Spinach with Strawberries & Pistachios is short and sweet. You’ll need;
- fresh baby spinach leaves
- fresh strawberries
- heavy cream
- grated nutmeg
- avocado (or olive) oil
- shelled pistachios
- salt and pepper
What are some of the health benefits of sautéed spinach?
- When you eat spinach which has been heated you will absorb higher levels of vitamins E and A, fiber, zinc, calcium, iron, and protein.
What are some of the health benefits of strawberries?
- Strawberries are abundant in vitamins C and B9 which promotes normal tissue growth and cell function.
- Strawberries are also high in manganese and potassium which helps to regulate blood pressure.
What about pistachios? Are there health benefits to pistachios as well?
You bet. Did you know…
- Pistachios contain more antioxidants than most seeds and nuts. Only pecans and walnuts contain more.
- Among other nuts, pistachios contain the highest content of lutein and zeaxanthin, both of which are very important antioxidants for eye health.
- Pistachios have a higher ratio than any other nut of amino acids, which are the essential building blocks of protein.
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Healthy Sautéed Creamed Spinach & Strawberry with PistachiosOnce you taste this recipe for Healthy Sautéed Creamed Spinach & Strawberry you'll be smitten with the warm and delicious flavors of a dish which is typically served as a salad.
- 8 - 10 cups fresh baby spinach leaves, washed and dried
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil, or other light colored oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 large shallot, finely minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- pinch freshly grated nutmeg, or to taste
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream, or half and half
- 3 cups fresh strawberries, quartered and halved
- In a large skillet heat the oil and butter over medium/low heat.
- Add in shallot to the pan and cook, stirring for 1 - 2 minutes.
- Add the spinach to the pan, stirring well. Allow the spinach to cook, stirring occasionally until it's almost completely wilted and has shrunk considerably in volume. **Note - this will happen quickly.
- Add the salt, pepper, and nutmeg to the spinach. Stir well.
- Add the cream to the spinach and reduce the heat to low.
- Stir in the strawberries and cook on low, stirring occasionally until the strawberries are heated through and warm but not mushy. Remove from heat.
- Spoon the sauteed spinach and strawberries into a serving bowl and garnish with shelled pistachios.
- Serve warm and enjoy!
NotesTools and equipment; large skillet, paring knife, chef's knife, cutting board, measuring spoons, measuring cups, microplane (for grating nutmeg).
NutritionServing: 1cupCalories: 207kcalCarbohydrates: 0gProtein: 0gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgSugar: 0gVitamin A: 0IUTried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
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