Chipotle Spinach

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"Spicy spinach"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (231.7 g)
  • Calories 84.2
  • Total Fat - 4.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 179.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5 g
  • Sugars - 1 g
  • Protein - 6.6 g
  • Calcium - 227.3 mg
  • Iron - 6.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 64.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat oil.

Step 2

Add garlic then add spinach . Cook down 2 minutes.

Step 3

Season and stir in chili. Serve.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • For best results, use fresh spinach in this recipe.
  • Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce can be found in the Mexican food aisle of most grocery stores.

  • Replace the olive oil with avocado oil - Avocado oil has a higher smoke point than olive oil, making it a better choice for high-heat cooking.
  • Replace the chipotle pepper in adobo sauce with smoked paprika - Smoked paprika will give the spinach a smoky flavor without the added heat of the chipotle pepper.

Chipotle Mushroom Spinach Heat oil. Add garlic then add spinach and mushrooms. Cook down 2 minutes. Season and stir in chili. Serve.

Grilled Corn and Zucchini Salad: This light and refreshing salad pairs perfectly with the spicy Chipotle Spinach. The sweetness of the corn and zucchini balances out the heat of the spinach, making it an ideal accompaniment.

Grilled Eggplant with Feta and Herbs: This flavorful side dish is a great complement to the Grilled Corn and Zucchini Salad. The creamy feta cheese and fragrant herbs provide a delicious contrast to the sweetness of the corn and zucchini, while the smoky grilled eggplant adds a wonderful depth of flavor.


Q: How much chipotle pepper should I use?

A: Use 1/2 of a chipotle pepper in adobo sauce for this recipe. You can adjust the amount to your desired level of spiciness.

Q: How long should I cook the dish?

A: Cook the dish for about 25 minutes, or until the vegetables are cooked through and the sauce has thickened.

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce are a popular ingredient in Mexican cuisine, and were first used in the 1500s when the Spanish Conquistadors brought them to Mexico.

Fun Fact 2: Chipotle Spinach was made popular by celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse, who featured the dish on his cooking show.