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Simple Sauteed Spinach

Simple Sauteed Spinach

Nutrition Facts
  • cal. (kcal) 68
Simple Sauteed Spinach
  • Makes: 2 servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Start to Finish: 20 mins
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 4


  • 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.
  2. Tips: 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.
  3. Weights & Measures:
  4. 10 ounces trimmed mature spinach=about 10 cups raw
  5. 10 ounces baby spinach=about 8 cups raw

Nutrition Information

Servings Per Recipe: 2
PER SERVING: 68 cal., 5 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 172 mg sodium, 4 g carb. (2 g fiber), 3 g pro.