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Simple Sauteed Spinach

From: EatingWell

Sauteed spinach (or any greens) with garlic and a squeeze of lemon (or vinegar) is a simple formula that lets spinach shine and will never go out of favor.

Servings: 6 servings, about 1/2 cup each
Prep: 20 mins
Total: 20 mins
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 by 5 people
2 tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
4 cloves  garlic, thinly sliced
20 ounces  fresh spinach, (see Note)
1 tablespoon  lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon  salt
1/4 teaspoon  crushed red pepper
1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add spinach and toss to coat. Cover and cook until wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add lemon juice, salt and crushed red pepper. Toss to coat and serve immediately.
Note: Baby spinach is immature or young spinach--it's harvested earlier than large-leaved mature spinach. We like the sturdy texture of mature spinach in cooked dishes and serve tender, mild-flavored baby spinach raw or lightly wilted. Baby and mature spinach can be used interchangeably in these recipes (yields may vary slightly); be sure to remove the tough stems from mature spinach before using.
Weights & Measures:
10 ounces trimmed mature spinach=about 10 cups raw
10 ounces baby spinach=about 8 cups raw
Nutrition Facts
Calories 68, Total Fat 5 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat 4 g, Sodium 172 mg, Carbohydrate 4 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 3 g, Potassium 540 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin A 180%, Vitamin C 45%, Iron 15%. Exchanges: Vegetable 1,Fat 1
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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lynetteb2 wrote:

This was wonderful and so healthy! It was quick, easy to make, and the lemon juice, garlic, and crushed red pepper gave it a wonderful kick.

1/6/2012 11:26:54 AM Report Abuse
anonymous wrote:

Heat oil and garlic in skillet. When smell garlic add sea salt and course black pepper. Add spinach and wilt down. Drain off broth. It's better this way. Been cooking it this way for years.

4/9/2011 03:49:02 PM Report Abuse

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