Spinach with Caramelized Onions

Sabanekh bi Zeyt (sa-ban-nickh bee zeyt)


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Appears in

Classic Lebanese Cuisine: 170 Fresh And Healthy Mediterranean Favorites

Classic Lebanese Cuisine

By Kamal Al-Faqih

Published 2009

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Caramelized onions sautéed with spinach and lemon draw out a sweet and tangy flavor. A topping of caramelized onions completes this dish. It is best served at room temperature.


For the Spinach with Onions

  • ¼ cup and 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups (well-packed) sliced yellow onions ( inch)
  • ½ teaspoon and ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 pound frozen cut leaf spinach, thawed with half the moisture removed
  • ¼ cup and 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • ¼ teaspoon coarsely ground pepper


    Prepare Ahead

    You can prepare this up to 2 days in advance and refrigerate. Store the onions for the topping separately. Serve as directed.