Garlic Sauteed Spinach

Total Time:
10 min
Prep:
6 min
Cook:
4 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic (6 cloves)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Lemon
  • Sea or kosher salt, optional
Directions

Rinse the spinach well in cold water to make sure it's very clean. Spin it dry in a salad spinner, leaving just a little water clinging to the leaves.

In a very large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil and saute the garlic over medium heat for about 1 minute, but not until it's browned. Add all the spinach, the salt, and pepper to the pot, toss it with the garlic and oil, cover the pot, and cook it for 2 minutes. Uncover the pot, turn the heat on high, and cook the spinach for another minute, stirring with a wooden spoon, until all the spinach is wilted. Using a slotted spoon, lift the spinach to a serving bowl and top with the butter, a squeeze of lemon, and a sprinkling of sea or kosher salt. Serve hot.


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This has all the components of a great spinach recipe, and it will be a definite go-to recipe for cooked spinach. BUT, it is way too salty, next time I'll cut the salt in half. Also, I like the idea of adding mushrooms. Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! I added red pepper flakes to give it a nice spiciness to it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty, will be using this side for some time to come. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ina's recipes all suck. I've never liked them. I try them but they turn out bad. Go to Tyler Florences recipes. They are great. Also, this new website design sucks also. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty! I used onions as well as garlic, and it was extremely flavourful! I've never had a taste for spinach, but this recipe really awoken my appetite. Super easy to make, too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was tasty. I tweaked it bit however. I only had a 5oz bag of spinach so I used less salt (1/2 teaspoon of sea salt), this was almost too much still, so definitely cut back on the salt. I also added an inch of sliced ginger just before adding the spinach. Once done I mixed in about 1/2 teaspoon of lime zest. It was delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great dish if your looking for a spinach thats a little bit more healthy try Man Cook Food Blogs entry on Uncreamed Spinach! http://mancookfoodblog.wordpress.com/ item not reviewed by moderator and published
east tasty and delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
Was good - but as others said it was way too much salt. Wish I would have checked before hand. I used Kosher salt and still too much! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh, and yes, use the measurements for Kosher salt. For regular salt I'd halve it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Well I certainly agree with you on this website design, I hate it too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Well, donnie...suck and bad are not very helpful. I have tried this recipe and it is delicious when followed correctly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree! 2 teaspoons of kosher salt is "WAY TOO MUCH" sodium for a side dish. Would you like some Spinach with your salt? Too much salt is unhealthy and the food network should NOT be promoting or allowing these kinds of recipes to be associated with their network or the should come with a warning label at the least... item not reviewed by moderator and published

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