sauteed spinach recipe

Sauteed Spinach

A healthy, quick side dish. A squeeze of lemon juice gives the spinach a pop of flavor.

Course Side Dish
Keyword Spinach
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 bag spinach 8 ounces
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • pepper
  • light squeeze lemon juice optional


  1. In a large sauté pan combine spinach and oil. Cook the spinach until it is almost wilted – about 3 minutes. Add minced garlic, salt, pepper and lemon juice if using. Continue cooking until the garlic is no longer raw – about 2 minutes.

  2. Taste for seasoning. Spinach cooks down quite a bit. If you’re serving more than 2 people, you will want to double the recipe.