Sauteed Spinach with Garlic

Spinach seems to be one of the healthiest greens. It contains a wealth of nutrition:

  • Beta carotene
  • Lutein
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin K
  • Folate
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Selenium
  • Zinc

But, guess what?

Not everyone likes spinach. Including me.

I know that Popeye loved spinach and he ate it right out of the can. Yuck, gross!

For me, spinach is bleaghhhhhhh…

Unless, it’s sauteed with garlic, olive oil and/or butter and salt.

And, as an added bonus, many of the nutrients in cooked spinach are actually more bio-available to the body.

Now, that’s a delicious and nutritious green I can get down with!

Saute your spinach and enjoy the recipe!

Sauteed Spinach with Garlic
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Recipe type: Vegetables
Cuisine: Food is Medicine
Serves: 3-4 servings
  • 1 tbsp. unfiltered olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. grass-fed butter (optional)
  • 1 large bunch of spinach, washed (about 12 oz)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
  • Sea salt
  1. Heat a frying pan on high and add olive oil (do NOT let the oil smoke).
  2. Add spinach and a couple of pinches of salt, and cover.
  3. Let the spinch cook until wilted (2-3 minutes).
  4. Add butter and garlic, and another pinch of sea salt.
  5. Toss and cook 1-2 minutes.
  6. Done!