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Who knew spinach could taste so good? This quick and easy sautéed spinach recipe is a delicious low calorie side to any main dish and is ready in 15 minutes!
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Easy Sautéed Spinach

Who knew spinach could taste so good? This quick and easy sautéed spinach recipe is a delicious low calorie side to any main dish and is ready in 15 minutes!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 87kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fresh baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. salt (or more to taste)
  • 2 tsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

  • Heat oil in large pot over medium heat.
  • Add onion and sauté 2-3 minutes until onion starts to turn translucent.
  • Add garlic and stir a minute longer until garlic is aromatic but not brown.
  • Add spinach, salt, and pepper and stir to coat spinach in oil. Continue stirring every 30 seconds until spinach is wilted (about 4-5 mins). Do not continue cooking once spinach is done wilting - immediately remove from heat.
  • Add lemon juice and red pepper flakes (if desired) and stir. Adjust saltiness if needed. Transfer to a serving dish with a slotted spoon to drain out the juices.

Nutrition

Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 662mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 10635IU | Vitamin C: 34.7mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 3.2mg