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Sautéed Garlic Spinach | GreenSmoothieGirl

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This healthy Sauteed Spinach Recipe is my favorite way to eat (cooked!) spinach. As it’s a vegan dish, this recipe uses olive oil and pine nuts for a warm flavor profile.

For easy instructions, watch my how-to video below!

Sautéed Garlic Spinach

This is Robyn's favorite way to eat spinach. 

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
7 minutes
2

  • 2 lbs. spinach leaves, coarsely chopped (80% of Costco bag)
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 10+ garlic cloves, coarsely chopped (or you can use whole garlic cloves)
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 C pine nuts, toasted under broiler (optional)
  • lemon wedges (optional)

  1. Sauté the garlic in olive oil for about 1 min. until garlic is clear.

  2. Add the spinach and seasonings and sauté for 1-2 min. or until spinach is wilted. 

  3. Optionally, toss in pine nuts.

  4. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.

This savory recipe is more than just a side dish. If you’re running late and have no time to create an elaborate dinner, this recipe is a lifesaver, taking under ten minutes to make! Brilliantly simple, deliciously healthy.

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