Sautéed Spinach + Tomatoes

Tags: Ancient Chinese Secret

Spinach is popping out from our local farmers! And cherry tomatoes has been spotted if you’re lucky enough to get to the right place at the right time.

This sautéed side is bursting with asian flavour as we highlight our ‘Ancient Chinese Secret’ spice blend, dabbled with a bit of sweetness from our favourite honey, Sunny Cove Honey.

This bright and cheery side dish will be a great companion to your many weekend BBQ’s, or weekday, does anybody REALLY keep track of the difference these days?


  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes,
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 12 oz spinach
  • 1 tbsp Big Cove Foods ‘Ancient Chinese Secret’ spice blend
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp honey

Lets make the sauce! In a small bowl, mix together the ‘Ancient Chinese Secret’ spice blend, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil and honey. Set aside.

In a large pan, cast iron works great for this, turn the heat to medium-high. Once hot, add the tomatoes to the dry pan. Once you see them get a bit of a sear, turn the heat down to medium. Add the olive oil and butter and continue to cook until the tomatoes soften and can easily burst.

Add your sauce now to the pan and combine. Add the spinach and toss evenly, cook until just wilted.