Garlicky Sauteed Spinach

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This sauteed spinach recipe wins over even those who normally snub the vegetable. Pre-washed greens makes this dish come together in a flash. You can use this technique with any tender greens, such as beet greens or chard.

Garlicky Sauteed Spinach

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Garlicky Sauteed Spinach


  1. 1 pound spinach
  2. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  4. ½ lemon


Wilt the spinach in a wide, covered sauté pan over medium heat, for about 4 minutes, and pour off liquid. Remove spinach from pan, turn up heat and let any remaining liquid burn off. Swirl in olive oil and add the garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, for 4 minutes, until golden. Add spinach back to pan and sauté for another 2 minutes, until completely wilted. Turn into a serving bowl and squeeze lemon juice over top.

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