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Spinach with Garlic and Olive Oil

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Spinach with Garlic and Olive Oil is an easy recipe that makes a delicious side dish for any entree when you need one!  A simple and super easy recipe for fresh spinach!  Fresh spinach is quickly sautéed with garlic, olive oil and red pepper until it wilts.  It only takes 5 minutes to prep, 5 minutes to saute and it’s ready to serve!

Spinach is by far our favorite green vegetable ever!  But if you don’t flavor it with something, the taste is not good.

Our mom always made it with garlic, olive oil, salt and crushed red pepper to give it some heat. Spinach with Garlic and Olive Oil is delicious!  The garlic is the key to flavoring the spinach and without it, it’s tasteless.

Spinach is considered to be among the popular super foods these days, promoting good health and essential vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins A, C, K, folic acid and iron!

We like to incorporate spinach in many recipes as often as possible.  Fresh spinach is so versatile!  We love to eat it sauteed or raw, adding to salads, soups, casseroles, and even dips.  Fresh spinach is one healthy vegetable, and we should be eating more of it.

Simple, easy recipe – you have to try making it this way!

Definitely good for you!   Enjoy!!

Spinach with Garlic and Olive Oil by

Spinach with Garlic and Olive Oil
Recipe type: Side Dish
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Serves: 4 to 5
Spinach with Garlic and Olive Oil is an easy recipe that makes a delicious side dish for any entree when you need one! Best of all, it's ready in 10 minutes!
  • 2 packages (9-ounces each) fresh baby spinach
  • 6 to 8 garlic cloves
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. of butter
  • ⅛ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • salt to taste
  1. Rinse spinach and set aside. In a medium pot, heat olive oil and butter. Add the garlic cloves and crushed red pepper. Saute for a few minutes, or until golden brown.
  2. Add the rinsed Baby Spinach and the salt. Cover with a lid and lower the heat to simmer, about 2 to 3 minutes or so, until the spinach has wilted.
  3. Uncover, and season with salt to taste. Remove from heat .
  4. Remove and discard the garlic cloves. Serve immediately.
  5. Serves 4 to 5

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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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    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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    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 12, 2011 at 6:43 pm


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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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