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.
We love fresh spinach and it is growing wonderfully in my garden right now. I don’t usually saute our spinach not something most family members enjoy. Will have to try out your version.
I am vegan so I love a new recipe and spinach is so good for you. I love the idea of a vegetable I have not been using lately to surprise the family.
Okay, this sounds so good. I love spinach with just about everything. I’m always looking for new ways to try cooking it. I’ll have to try this next.
This is one of my favorite ways to eat spinach. We grow a lot of it and this has to be the most delicious way to eat it!
Not a fan of spinach but know I need to add more greens to my diet. Looks like delicious and quick recipe.
I wanted to grow spinach this year but never got around to it. I love it sauteed and can’t wait to try it your way. Quick and easy is my friend in the kitchen :).
I’ve never tried sauteed spinach, but I’ll have to give it a try soon!
I’m into eating healthier so recipes like this really helps. Thanks for sharing with us!