Sauteed Spinach and Arugula with Pine Nuts and Goat Cheese

by Jenn on August 26, 2009

in Diabetic Friendly,Gluten Free,Vegetarian

This was a very simple vegetable dish that I concocted as another one of those “need to use up everything in our fridge before we move” dishes.  Since I had fresh spinach, arugula, and goat cheese on hand, I decided to combine them with some fried pine nuts to create a tasty side dish.  The spinach and arugula was leftover from my last farmer’s market purchase (Oh, how I am going to miss that farmer’s market so much!).  I love arugula.  Besides just being an awesome word to say (did you notice how smoothly “arugula” just rolls off of your tongue?), it adds an incredible bite to infuse a bit more complexity to your standard sauteed spinach dish.  And the fried pine nuts were just awesome.  I loved how the goat cheese instantly melted into the spinach and arugula for a creamy rich melt in your mouth feel.

This dish was great for highlighting some of my favorite summer greens.  I am not ready for fall yet, and am still grasping on to what is left of summer’s bountiful fresh green veggies!  Once it gets a bit cooler though, I can tell it won’t take long to be craving pumpkins and apples again :)

Also submitted to – Friday Foodie Fix