How to Make Spinach
With just a few ingredients this sauteed spinach will be ready in minutes as a perfect side dish to your main entrée.
Hey, everyone. I'm Judith. Well today, we'll be making a Simple Sauteed Spinach. Very quick and very nutritious. So, what we'll need is 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 4 cloves of garlic (thinly sliced), 20 ounces of fresh spinach, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper. Alright. So, in a Dutch oven next to us, we've got it to a medium heat and we're just gonna add in our oil to that. Let that get nice and hot. And to the oil, we're gonna now add our sliced garlic. Get all of that in there. Now, we're gonna let that get soft. So, once the garlic is in there, we're gonna let that brown for about 1-2 minutes. So now that our garlic is browned, let's add in our spinach. So, a few handfuls at a time. Make sure it's on medium. Get our spinach in there and we want to let our spinach wilt down. So, it should take about 3-5 minutes. Now, the spinach is gonna reduce a lot of its volume once it in there. So, we're just gonna highly pack our Dutch oven with the spinach. And, we'll get our lid. Put it on and cover it up. In 2-3 minutes, that should wilt down. You can give it a good stir as well just to combine all the flavors together. Our spinach is now wilted down. Yes, it has. I've given it a good few stirs there and that is looking delicious. The smell of the garlic, you cannot go wrong with garlic and spinach-- a great combination. So, we're gonna take that off the heat and now we're gonna add in our lemon juice, our red pepper flakes to give it the extra kick and our salt. Put a little bit more in. Give that a good stir. Get all those flavors in together. And as I said, garlic, lemon and that little kick of red pepper just spices up our spinach and makes it look and smell fantastic. So, that's ready to serve up. We will get it on a plate. Wow! That looks good. Really, really nutritious as well. Simple and tastes amazing. A great side dish. Or is it-- even as a main dish, I sprinkle some nuts on it and it tastes great. Gets to that juice on there to the lemon juice. And there you go. That is smelling fantastic. That is how you make a Simple Sauteed Spinach.