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Spinach with Garlic and Olive Oil

Spinach sautéed with garlic, olive oil and red pepper until is wilts.
Spinach is by far our favorite green vegetable ever!  It has been popular ever since we can remember,  actually since Popeye put it at the top of the list! 

A super food for promoting good health for everyone and popularly known for a great source of Vitamins A, C, K, folic acid and iron! Fresh spinach sautéed with garlic and olive oil is so simple and yet,  so delicious!
We like to incorporate spinach in many recipes as often as possible.  We love spinach simply because it is so versatile!  Cooked or raw,  can be eaten alone, add to salads, soups, casseroles, and even dips.   It is definitely  good for you!  So eat up another healthy green everyone!

Spinach with Garlic and Olive Oil
  • 2  packages ( 90z) fresh baby spinach
  • 6 – 8 garlic cloves
  • 3  Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1  Tbsp. of butter
  • 1/8  tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1/2  tsp. salt
Rinse spinach and set aside.
In a medium pot, heat olive oil and butter.
Add the garlic cloves and crushed red pepper.
Sautee for a few minutes, or until golden brown.
Add the rinsed Baby Spinach and the salt.
Cover.  Lower the heat and simmer  for 3 minutes.
The spinach should be wilted.
Uncover, toss the spinach  and cook for 2 minutes.
Taste for salt.  Remove from heat .
Remove the garlic cloves  and Serve.
Serves 4 -5

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    Food Glorious Food!
    July 12, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    You r blog is wonderful!! Glad to follow you for more great ideas! Have a great week ahead dear!

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    Kitchen Belleicious
    July 13, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    So simple but yet delicious. I am definitely a spinach lover and this looks great

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    July 14, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Spinach is my favorite way to get my greens, and with garlic and crushed red pepper giving it wonderful flavor, anyone could jump on this side dish!

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    Barbara Bakes
    July 15, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    My husband loves cooked spinach. I know he'd love your version.

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