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Simple Sautéed Spinach

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Total Time: 20 Minutes

Simple Sautéed Spinach

Sautéed spinach (or any greens) with garlic and a squeeze of lemon (or vinegar) is a simple formula that lets spinach shine and will never go out of favor.


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 20 ounces fresh spinach
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper


Step 1
Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes.
Step 2
Add spinach and toss to coat. Cover and cook until wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. 
Step 3
Remove from the heat and add lemon juice, salt and crushed red pepper. Toss to coat and serve immediately.

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