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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Baby Spinach with Warm Olive Oil and Walnuts

Toasting the walnuts deepens their flavor. The olive oil they're cooked in is used to dress the salad.

  • prep: 5 mins
    total time: 25 mins
  • servings: 4


  • 2 ounces walnuts (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 ounces baby spinach, washed well (about 6 cups packed)
  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Step 1

    Combine walnuts and oil in a small saucepan over medium- low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until walnuts are toasted, about 15 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Toss spinach with vinegar, and season with salt and pepper. Top with walnuts, and drizzle with warm olive oil.

Martha Stewart Living, November 2009