Sauteed Spinach And Garlic

I adore spinach and I always make room for it in my small vegetable garden. Not only is it tasty, but the thick green leaves are a nice contrast to the light colors and textures of some of my favorite fall leaf lettuces.

This recipe for sautéed spinach is a terrific way to prepare this cool season crop. It is fast, easy and great for you.



Wash spinach thoroughly and pat dry. Remove stems.

Toast the pine nuts in a skillet or toaster and set aside. Watch the pine nuts carefully while toasting. They go from perfect to burned very quickly.

In a large skillet heat oil until hot but not smoking. Add garlic and then spinach.

Sauté spinach until it is wilted but still bright green. This usually takes about 2 minutes. Turn with tongs to cook evenly. Remove from heat and top with lemon juice and pine nuts.


Time to prepare: 20 minutes.

This recipe is vegetarian.

Serves 4.


  • Cheryleo says:

    To save a lot of money, substitute roasted salted sunflower seeds for the pine nuts. They are delicious & do the job well.

    January 4, 2012 06:46pm

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