Spinach with Garlic

Lisa Foote


I love fresh cooked spinach. Since it's only my husband and I at home now, one bunch of spinach is perfect for our meal. If you have 4 people or more, you will need another bunch or double the recipe.

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10 Min


10 Min


Stove Top


1 bunch
spinach, organic (regular is fine too)
1 clove
garlic, minced
2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 Tbsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Cut off stems and clean the spinach to remove sand and dirt. I use a colander to rinse it and toss it so it gets very clean. You should have just the leaves and maybe a small amount of stem left on each leaf. Some people leave the stems on- it's a personal choice.
Mince garlic. In a large non-stick pan (with lid), add olive oil and water. Heat pan to medium heat and add garlic. Stir occasionally and cook for 3-5 minutes until soft and light brown.
Add spinach on top of garlic. Turn down heat to medium low. Toss the spinach into the oil and garlic. Cover pan for 5 minutes. Turn spinach and re-cover to cook again for another 5 minutes. Spinach is done when it gets soft and loses it's whole leave texture. Serve warm.
NOTE: Occasionally we will add a bit (1 tsp) of freshly squeezed lemon juice just before serving. This gives it a very fresh taste. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free, Low Sodium
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #spinach, #vegetable