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Sautéed Spinach with Garlic

Start the garlic and oil in a cold skillet to infuse the oil with flavor and create tender sweet caramelized garlic slices with each bite of the cooked spinach.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword spinach
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 98 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic sliced into thin slivers
  • 1 pound baby spinach leaves
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice or vinegar optional


  1. Add the olive oil and slivered garlic slices to a cold, large skillet and bring to medium heat. Cook until the garlic is fragrant and begins to caramelize, but watch it closely so it doesn't brown or it will become bitter. Quickly remove the garlic from the oil with a mesh skimmer and reserve the oil in the skillet. 

  2. Add the spinach in heaping batches, tossing in the oil as it reduces. Season with the kosher salt and freshly ground pepper and cook just until it wilts. Add the garlic back to the spinach, toss, and drizzle with the lemon juice or vinegar and taste for seasoning. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts
Sautéed Spinach with Garlic
Amount Per Serving
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 672mg29%
Potassium 656mg19%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 10635IU213%
Vitamin C 35.2mg43%
Calcium 123mg12%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.