Spinach with chilli & lemon crumbs

Spinach with chilli & lemon crumbs

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 4
Wilt fresh greens then serve with crispy breadcrumbs, chilli and garlic for a low-fat, healthy side dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal169
  • fat7g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein7g
  • salt1g
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  • 25g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 100g fresh breadcrumb
  • zest 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 500g spinach



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…


  1. Melt the butter in a large frying pan, then when it starts to foam, tip in the breadcrumbs, zest, garlic and chilli. Cook until golden and crunchy. Remove from the pan, season and set aside.

  2. Add the spinach to the pan and wilt, stirring. Season and serve with the crunchy crumbs sprinkled over the top.

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15th Aug, 2013
Was OK. Think I need to try this one again as I ended up with very watery spinach from the wilting and this made the breadcrumbs very soggy.
1st Aug, 2013
Tried this last night to deal with a spinach explosion in the garden. Excellent and simple way to add interest as a side dish, with room for variations. Eg I used 3 seed bread for the crumb. You could add pine nuts etc etc...
22nd Jul, 2012
@brazosdeldios you have to open an account first. Then click on 'add to binder' which is next to the ingredients. Takes about a minute to set up
4th Jul, 2012
Will try it. How do I save recipes on this site?
10th Apr, 2012
Really easy and tasty side dish. I cooked it for a dinner party alongside Italian chicken with tomato and mozzarella and rosemary roasted potatoes. Will be making it again
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