Indian Spiced Sauteed Spinach with Garlic, Ginger & Mustard Seeds
Sauteed spinach is a classic Indian side dish, often called ‘saag.’ And spinach, like other leafy greens, acts like a flavor sponge and soaks up all of the delicious spices in this Indian spiced sauteed spinach recipe!
Plus, fresh ginger and whole yellow mustard seeds add a zesty kick of umami goodness. Serve as a side dish, or as a fun, flavorful addition to a vegan Buddha bowl or hummus bowl!
Originally, I designed this Indian spiced sauteed spinach recipe for my spicy chickpea Buddha bowl. And, I’ve gotta say, it’s especially yummy with a bit of spicy hummus at the base of my bowl! It’s full of flavor, but not too spicy, and it’s incredibly simple to prepare.
Best of all, this Indian spiced sautéed spinach makes it SO easy to eat your nutritious leafy greens!
The Magic of Sauteed Spinach
When spinach cooks, its raw leaves wilt down and shrink pretty quickly. So, the ten cups of vitamin- and mineral-rich spinach in this recipe cooks down to just about one and a half cups…
Which means, in one serving of this Indian spiced sauteed spinach (just ⅓ cup), you get:
over 600% of your daily recommended bone-building vitamin K
around 300% of your vitamin A, to protect your eyes from age-related damage
about half of your daily recommended vitamin C and folate
Because, before cooking, that ⅓ cup of sauteed spinach was nearly 3 cups of raw spinach! Of course, sauteed spinach of any kind is a nutritious win, But, this Indian spiced sauteed spinach seriously makes me look forward to eating my greens and come back for seconds!