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 this is it! 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!
Spinach is one of our go-to veggies when it comes to making a healthy side.
It’s quick and easy to whip up, and in this recipe, 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.
So, how did I come up with this exquisite spinach recipe?
I had this delicious 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 wow’s me or my sister, Liz, 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.
Besides, spinach is one of my favorite foods, so I couldn’t wait to make this dish at home.
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 need 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:
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.
3. Toss in the garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes and saute to fragrant, about 1 minute. Then add in the spinach leaves and soy sauce. Use kitchen tongs to help you turn over the spinach as it starts to wilt. Note: The spoon didn’t work for me, I had to grab my tongs to turn the spinach.
COOK’S NOTES and TIPS!
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 the spinach depending on how many servings you will need, and 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.
And spinach is not just for smoothies or salads. One of our favorites is our Sauteed Spinach with Tomatoes, and you should definitely check it out!
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 a soup and some crusty bread.
It goes perfectly with grilled steaks, with a London Broil, grilled chicken, and even fish.
Try this recipe!
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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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Taste and season with salt, if needed. Turn off heat. Transfer to a serving plate.
- Serve immediately.
- Yields: 2 servings