It is so easy to prepare fresh spinach, and it makes a quick and healthy side. Packed with iron and other great nutrients, spinach has so much to offer and is delicious too! This is a versatile side dish and you can use different ingredients for different flavors. Since it only takes a few minutes to make, you can have it ready in no time.
Bag of fresh spinach (baby spinach if possible)
Olive oil or butter
1-2 tablespoons chopped garlic
Salt to taste
Heat approx 1 tablespoon butter or oil in a pan.
Add your garlic and then spinach.
If necessary, press on the spinach with a spatula to help it wilt, and then continue to stir.
Cook briefly, as you only need to quickly wilt the spinach. I prefer mine very fresh, not browned – I remove it from the heat as soon as it is wilted.
Add salt if desired, to taste.
You can also do other combinations – such as a dash of rice wine vinegar, and top with white sesame seeds.
As far as servings, I could easily eat the whole bag of spinach! However, you could probably get 2-3 servings out of the “average” size bag of baby spinach.