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Wilted Baby Spinach With Garlic


Sauteed spinach
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Baby spinach gets treated to a light sauté with lots of garlic in this ultra-quick recipe. Cooking for a crowd? This recipe is easily multiplied.

Serves 2.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 8 minutes


  • 5-ounce package baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Lemon wedges for serving, optional


Place the spinach in a colander. Rinse, but do not dry.

Warm the olive oil in a large, deep skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add the spinach to the skillet and sauté just until the leaves lose their volume, wilt, and turn a deep bright green, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Remove the skillet from the heat and transfer the spinach to a serving dish. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired. Enjoy!

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