Easy Weeknight Lemony Garlic Spinach

November 7, 2011

Author Notes: This is my quick "go to" recipe for fresh spinach...much more preferable than the can my mom opened up when I was a kid.inpatskitchen

Serves: 2 to3


  • 1 pound fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional but really good)
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt to taste
In This Recipe


  1. In a large saute pan, heat the oil, add the garlic and crushed red pepper and saute until the garlic becomes fragrant but doesn't brown.
  2. Add the spinach leaves, a few handfuls at a time and stir after each addition. Add the water about halfway through adding the spinach.
  3. Once the spinach has wilted add the lemon juice, salt and pepper, give it another minute on the heat and serve.

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