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Quelites (Sauteed Greens or Spinach)
Total : 10 min


  • 1½ teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen spinach
  • 1 teaspoon crushed chile piquin


  1. Heat oil in a medium frying pan.
  2. Sauté onion in oil.
  3. Add spinach and chile piquin. Cook over medium heat for about 8 minutes.
  4. Note: This recipe is also delicious when prepared with 1 cup of pinto beans. The beans add about 7 grams of carbohydrate per ½ cup serving.

Exchange: 1 vegetable, 0.5 fat
Carbohydrate Units: 0
Nutrition Facts
Servings per Recipe:
4 ½-cup servings
 Amount Per Serving
 Calories 40      Calories from Fat 20
% Daily Value 
3% Total Fat 2g
0% Cholesterol   0mg
2% Sodium   55mg
2% Total Carbohydrate   5g
12%   Dietary Fiber   3g
0%   Sugars   0g
4% Protein   2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: