Sauteed Spinach with Garlic

MMMMMMM spinach. A lot of people aren’t fans but I am.  This is such an easy, super super fast recipe it’s not even funny.  No kidding-about 5 minutes from start to finish and the spinach at the end is delicious-garlicy, lemony, spinachy. Pefect side dish!!

Note: since it was just me I was cooking for when I made this it’s just one serving-about 1 cup give or take was the ending amount. You can easily multiply it up for more servings.


Sauteed Spinach with Garlic

  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 oz spinach, washed and left damp
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. Heat 1 tsp of the oil over medium-high heat until shimmering in a heavy bottomed pot large enough to hold all of the spinach. Add the spinach, cover, and cook stirring occasionally until the spinach is completely wilted-just a few minutes. Transfer the spinach to a colander and squeeze out as much liquid as possible using tongs.
  2. Add the remaining oil, garlic and the salt to the pot and cook over medium heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the spinach and toss to coat. Off the heat stir in the lemon juice season with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.

Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook.


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