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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
pound fresh baby spinach leaves
tablespoons olive oil
cloves garlic, minced
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional but really good)
Juice of one lemon
teaspoon black pepper
Salt to taste
- 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.
- Add the spinach leaves, a few handfuls at a time and stir after each addition. Add the water about halfway through adding the spinach.
- Once the spinach has wilted add the lemon juice, salt and pepper, give it another minute on the heat and serve.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Citrus Recipe