Mediterrenean-Style Sautéed Spinach

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"A quick easy and tasty side dish, Popeye would be very pleased!"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (235.5 g)
  • Calories 147.4
  • Total Fat - 11 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 136 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 11.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.3 g
  • Sugars - 2.1 g
  • Protein - 5.6 g
  • Calcium - 186.5 mg
  • Iron - 5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 76.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Rinse the spinach well in water, then using a salad spinner spin the leaves until most of the moisture is removed.

Step 2

In a very large skillet or a large saucepan heat 3 tablespoons olive oil and sauté the garlic slices over medium heat for about 1 minute until fragrant but not browned.

Step 3

Add all the spinach, the salt, red pepper flakes (if using) and pepper to the pot, toss it with the garlic and oil, and cook it for 2 minutes, stirring often. Turn the heat on high, and cook the spinach for another minute, stirring with a wooden spoon, until all the spinach is wilted and most of the liquid has evaporated.

Step 4

Using a slotted spoon, first squeeze the liquid against the side of the pot to remove any excess liquid. Season to your taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving bowl.

Step 5

Drizzle the top with a little additional olive oil then squeeze a lemon over top. Sprinkle cheese over the top. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

Spinach is so good for you and it can be so tasty. This recipe will be made again for sure. It only takes minutes to prepare too Thanks AdriannaNY - Made again 9 Mar 2014 Enjoyed just as much.

(22 Jun 2012)