Tahini Spinach

By 30 Minutes or Less
Tahini adds a subtle nutty flavor while red wine vinegar adds tang to this bright and flavorful dish.

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  • Prep Time: 20 minutes

Side Dishes

Serves: 3
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1
Think Variety; Think Color: White, Green


15 ounces frozen chopped spinach

1/2 cup water

1/4 tsp ground cumin

1 Tbsp tahini

cayenne pepper to taste

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/3 cup red wine vinegar

1/4 tsp paprika

salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place the spinach and water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 4-6 minutes until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the tahini, garlic, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper and red wine vinegar.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Drain the spinach and toss with the tahini sauce. Serve.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    74
  • Carbohydrates:    7.7g
  • Total Fat:    3.4g
  • Cholesterol:    0mg
  • Saturated Fat:   .4g
  • Dietary Fiber:    4.4g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    41%
  • Sodium:    107 mg
  • Protein:    6g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Adapted from Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Healthy Living Website



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