Sauteed Spinach with Garlic Recipe

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This is a delicious and healthy dish that takes 5 minutes to make and goes with almost anything--asian, mediterranean or american. Barefoot Contessa has a similar recipe but adds butter and extra salt. You don't need that, but can add if you like. Fresh spinach is much better than frozen in this dish.

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Servings: 6


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  1. Rinse spinach in cold water. Spin or pat dry.
  2. In a large pot, heat olive oil and saute garlic on Med about 1 minute or until translucent. Add spinach, salt and pepper to pot and toss with garlic and oil. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Uncover th pot, turn heat to High, and cook for another minute, stirring until spinach is wilted.
  4. Using a slotted spoon or spatula, lift the spinach into a serving bowl and squeeze lemon over. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Serve immediately.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 91g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 63  
Calories from Fat 43 68%
Total Fat 4.83g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.67g 3%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 840mg 35%
Potassium 468mg 13%
Total Carbs 3.92g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 6%
Sugars 0.39g 0%
Protein 2.51g 4%
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  • Anne Kruse
    This was great! I didn't have quit enough spinach though...and I only cut the salt by a little more than wasn't nearly enough...I should have only put 1/8 of the salt in.... so besides being really salty it was really good. Both my kids ate it! It is amazing that I even got my daughter to eat it. She said it tasted like the broccoli that I make....whatever works right!
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    1 reply
    • John Spottiswood
      January 15, 2011
      Thanks for the feedback, Anne! Didn't realize I had oversalted so much (I do like salt!). If you didn't use kosher salt, it makes a huge difference. Kosher salt has a much larger surface area, so 1 tsp of kosher salt is less sodium than 1/2 tsp of regular salt. Still...sounds like I may need to try cutting back on my salt usage!

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