Healthy Mediterranean Spinach & Tomatoes Recipe In Red Wine Vinaigrette by Elisa Schmitz

Healthy Mediterranean Spinach & Tomatoes Recipe In Red Wine Vinaigrette

I needed a quick vegetable side dish to go with some Bolognese pasta I was serving for dinner. I had recently been to my local farmers market and bought some farm fresh spinach and tomatoes. It turned out that was the perfect combination to make this easy Mediterranean spinach and tomatoes in red wine vinaigrette. It's a healthy and savory farm-to-table side dish I'll be making again!

The red wine vinaigrette salad dressing is so easy to make. It's simply olive oil, red wine vinegar and fresh lemon juice. The rest is even easier: a bunch of fresh spinach and two large ripe tomatoes. You sauté the vegetables in the dressing and voila! About five minutes later, you're serving up a wholesome, simple and tasty vegetable side dish you can feel good about.

This simple salad dressing recipe is also good on green salads or pasta salads. To garnish the tomatoes and spinach, you could add some feta or Parmesan cheese. You can serve this on its own as a vegetarian side dish, or over pasta as a nutritious, gluten-free sauce. This recipe is part of a nutritious Mediterranean Diet, and a tasty addition to any dinner!

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Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6


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Recipe Notes

  • For best results, use good-quality olive oil.
  • Season the dressing with salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Bottled lemon juice is OK in a pinch, but for best results, use fresh-squeezed lemon juice.
  • Try this simple salad dressing on green salads or pasta salads.
  • You could serve this as a sauce over pasta, if desired, and garnish with feta or Parmesan cheese.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Here's how to make it:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice and oregano, if using. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Pour dressing into a large saucepan or skillet.
  2. Over medium heat, add the spinach and sauté until it starts to wilt, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes and sauté with the spinach until tomatoes are soft and integrated into the spinach, about 3 minutes.
  4. Serve as a side dish, or as a sauce over pasta or rice.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 98

Total Fat: 8.8g

Saturated Fat: 1.3g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 49mg

Total Carbohydrate: 4.5g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Total Sugars: 1.9g

Protein: 2.2g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 63mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 467mg

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

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Elisa Schmitz
It really is, Donna John . I'm such a fan of the flavors of the Mediterranean Diet, which makes it easier to eat healthy (because it tastes good)!

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