Sauteed Spinach with Garlic-Ginger & Peppers

Sauteed Spinach with Garlic-Ginger & Peppers makes a delicious side dish loaded with wonderful flavors.  If you like a vegetable with an Asian flair to it, then try this one.  This spinach dish is made with 5 additional ingredients, takes a few minutes to cook and it’s ready to serve.  A new recipe for making spinach taste amazing!

Reasons to love spinach…

Spinach is one of our go-to veggies when it comes to making a healthy side.

Spinach is not just for smoothies or salads.  Some of our favorite side dishes are Sauteed Spinach with Tomatoes, and Spinach and Cheese Squares, just to name a few.

Plus, this spinach recipe is quick and easy to whip up, and the subtle sweet flavors along with the ginger will please your palate in every bite.

It’s so good, you’ll want to put this one on rotation.

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So, how did I come up with this exquisite spinach recipe?

I had this delicious spinach dish at a restaurant the other night.  It was served next to my steak and I have to tell you – it WOWED me!

And if you have been following 2SR then you must know when something tastes amazing, we both have to find out how to make it.

So, as I was writing down some of the ingredients from the spinach on my dish, and with the help of our waitress, I  knew it was super easy to replicate.

So, let’s gather up the ingredients!

Ingredients Needed (your shopping list):

  • package of fresh spinach – 6 to 10 ounces or more.

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • red bell pepper – one small one, or half of a large one.

  • fresh garlic – about 4 garlic cloves will give you 2 teaspoons needed.

  • fresh ginger – to grate a small amount, and a little amount goes a long way.

  • low sodium soy sauce  – only needs a quick splash.

  • crushed red pepper flakes

  • toasted sesame oil – just a few drops, and it’s optional.

How To Make Sauteed Spinach with Garlic-Ginger & Peppers?

For this recipe, there are only a few simple steps to follow:

1.  First, thinly slice your red bell pepper, mince the garlic, and grate fresh ginger.

2.  Next, heat the olive oil on medium-low heat, and toss in the red pepper strips.  Saute for about 1 to 2 minutes to soften.

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3.  Toss in the garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes and saute to fragrant, about 1 minute. 

4. Then add in the spinach leaves and soy sauce.  We recommend using kitchen tongs to help you turn over the spinach as it starts to wilt. 

*QUICK NOTE: The spoon didn’t work for me, I had to grab my tongs to turn the spinach.

Photos of peppers in a skillet and fresh spinach added to it.
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 This recipe for spinach is so quick to whip up, it’s ready in minutes!

Options to serve it with…

Serve it alone with some white rice or quinoa. Plus, it goes perfectly with some main dishes, like meat, chicken, or fish.



  • Keep in mind, spinach will wilt when it’s cooked and will practically shrink to nothing.  So you may want to buy extra packages or a few bunches of spinach.

  • Depending on how many servings you will need, you may need to increase some of the ingredients.

  • Fresh spinach is best for this recipe.  No need to rinse it, especially if it comes already pre-washed.

  • Spinach is better fresh, it’s a healthy green to serve your family.  And it’s worth it.

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Sauteed Spinach with Garlic-Ginger & Peppers will make a marvelous side dish to serve all year long.

This is a tasty dish I think you will enjoy making.  Eat it alone, or serve it with soup and some crusty bread.

Try this recipe!




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More Tasty Spinach Recipes… try these!

Yield: 2 servings

Sauteed Spinach with Garlic-Ginger & Peppers

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Sauteed Spinach with Garlic-Ginger & Peppers is an Asian-style recipe for spinach and it makes a tasty side dish loaded with flavors. Quick, easy, and positively delicious!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 10-ounces organic fresh spinach
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced thinly
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • dash of red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • Optional: 2 to 4 drops of toasted sesame oil, or more to taste


  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a 9-inch or 10-inch deep skillet. Sauté red pepper until they are softened, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add in the garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Stir and sauté until the garlic and ginger give fragrance to the pepper and olive oil, about 1 minute.
  3. Toss in spinach leaves, and use kitchen tongs to help stir them. Stir in the soy sauce (and drops of toasted sesame oil) into the spinach mixture. Sauté just until the leaves turn bright green and begin to soften for about 1 minute.
  4. Taste and season with salt, if needed. Turn off heat. Transfer to a serving plate.
  5. Serve immediately.
  6. Yields: 2 servings

Nutrition Information:


2 servings

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181Total Fat: 14.8gCarbohydrates: 11.6gFiber: 4.1gSugar: 4gProtein: 5.3g

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xo Anna and Liz

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    1. We are too! And this is a winner. So Thanks, Susan! Would love to hear back from you after you try my recipe… and have a great day!