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Wilted Spinach Mandarin

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“When my son was younger he didn't want to eat spinach, so when I found this recipe I thought he might like it because of the sweetness of the mandarin oranges. Well, he did like it and now eats spinach whatever way I prepare it.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb fresh spinach (I use prepackaged)
  • 1 12 tablespoons oil
  • 11 ounces mandarin oranges (1 can)
  • 2 12 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 12 tablespoons orange juice
  • quartered orange slice (optional)


  1. Separate spinach into leaves. Swish in cold water and repeat several times to remove any grit. Pat dry with paper towels. Cut entire stem using a v-shaped cut into the spinach leaf and then discard stem. If using prepackaged spinach, it's already washed and cut up, so you can skip these steps.
  2. Heat oil in wok or large saucepan over medium-high heat; add spinach and mandarin oranges. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes just until spinach wilts. Transfer to serving dish. Heat soy sauce and juice in pan; pour over spinach and toss gently to coat. Garnish with orange slices, if desired. Serve immediately.

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