Sautéed Spinach

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sauteed spinach

In this sauteed spinach recipe, fresh spinach leaves are quickly sautéed in garlic-infused olive oil, then dressed with butter and lemon juice. It’s a simple preparation that elevates spinach into a delicacy.

Sautéed Spinach
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Recipe type: Sides, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Primal/Paleo, Vegan
Yield: 4 servings
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound pre-washed baby spinach leaves
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  1. In a very large, deep pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté 1 minute, until no longer raw, but not browned.
  2. Add the spinach, salt and pepper, carefully mixing with a wooden spoon to coat in the olive oil. Cover, and cook 2 minutes. Uncover, increase heat to high, and cook 1 more minute, stirring with a wooden spoon, until all the spinach is wilted.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer spinach to a serving bowl and stir in the butter and lemon juice. Serve immediately.
Adapted from Ina Garten.
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 84; Fat: 6g; Carbohydrates: 5g; Sugar: 0g; Sodium: 230mg; Fiber: 2g; Protein: 3g

sauteed spinach

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