Garlic Sauteed Spinach

Side Dishes.

Garlic Sauteed Spinach


Quantity Ingredients
1 1/2 pounds baby spinach leaves
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp chopped garlic (6 cloves)
2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp unsalted butter


Rinse the spinach well in cold water to make sure it's very clean. Spin it dry in a salad spinner, leaving just a little water clinging to the leaves.

In a very large pot, heat the olive oil and saute the garlic over medium heat for about 1 minute, but not until it's browned. Add all the spinach, the salt, and pepper to the pot, toss it with the garlic and oil, cover the pot, and cook it for 2 minutes.

Uncover the pot, turn the heat on high, and cook the spinach for another minute, stirring with a wooden spoon, until all the spinach is wilted. Using a slotted spoon, lift the spinach to a serving bowl and top with the butter, a squeeze of lemon, and a sprinkling of sea or kosher salt.

Serve hot.