Spinach Potato with Orange Caramelized Onions

Packing a hefty nutritional punch, spinach is low in fat and even lower in cholesterol. It's high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, and more. Adding spinach to your meal is a great way to make any meal healthier.

This recipe features fresh baby spinach, thinly sliced potatoes, and caramelized onions in an orange, white wine vinegar, and olive oil marinade make this the perfect side dish. The leftovers taste even better reheated in a pan at lunch the next day.


2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced*
2 russet potatoes, rinsed, unpeeled, thinly sliced
4 cups fresh baby spinach

Orange Marinade:
Juice of 2 oranges (about ½ cup)
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
½ tsp salt


Preheat the oven 350.
To make the marinade: Place all the marinade ingredients in a small container, whisk to blend and set aside.
Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a shallow pan and sauté sliced onions until soft and starting to brown nicely (about 8-10 minutes).
Place half of the cooked onions in the bottom of a baking pan.
Top with a layer of the sliced potatoes, then a layer of the baby spinach.
Finish with a layer of the remaining onions.
Pour the orange marinade over everything and bake, uncovered, for 40 minutes, stirring once halfway through to make sure the top stays moist. 

This recipe originally appeared on Cuisinicity.com.

By Catherine Katz, Ph.D.| January 03, 2017
Categories:  Recipes
Keywords:  Cuisinicity

About the Author

Catherine Katz, Ph.D.

Catherine Katz, Ph.D.

Catherine is the founder of Cuisinicity- Love the Food That Loves You Back, a website where good food and good health come together in a way that is feasible for today’s busy families, as it has been for hers (Catherine and her husband, Nutrition expert Dr David L. Katz, have 5 children!). Catherine’s recipes have been widely featured in national media, including ABC News, O Magazine, Eating Well, Prevention Magazine, Woman’s World, Fitness, Shape, and many others. She is the co-creator of the Nutrition Detectives™ food label literacy program, now in use by thousands of schools all over the world and has collaborated in the production of other health promotion programming, including the Unjunk Yourself® music video program.


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