PointsPlus Spinach with Parmesan Breadcrumbs Recipe
A little bit of Parmesan and some breadcrumbs give a crunchy spin to this flavorful side dish. Serve as an accompaniment to chicken or fish dishes.
- 1 1/4 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup coarse fresh breadcrumbs, preferably from crustless French or Italian bread
- 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 1/2 pound fresh baby spinach
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the breadcrumbs and cook until golden, stirring often, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the Parmesan. Spoon the breadcrumbs into a small bowl and set aside.
Heat remaining oil in the same skillet. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, stirring, about 30 seconds. Gradually add ½ of the spinach to the skillet, tossing the mixture and adding more spinach as some of it cooks down.
Continue cooking and tossing, until the spinach is wilted and tender, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from the skillet and repeat with the remaining spinach.
Return the cooked spinach to the skillet and add the salt and toss over low heat. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with the breadcrumbs. (Or toss with ½ of the breadcrumbs and sprinkle the remaining breadcrumbs over each serving.)