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Sauteed spinach and garlic in a white bowl.

Sauteed Spinach with Garlic and Lemon

This sauteed spinach with garlic and lemon is as quick and easy as it is delicious! In 5 minutes you'll have a great side dish for fish, chicken, or your morning eggs.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Spanish
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Author: David Pope


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic diced or crushed
  • 5 oz baby spinach leaves (about 3 tightly packed cups)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  • Place a medium skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil.
  • When the oil is hot (but not smoking), add the garlic to the pan. Sautee, stirring occasionally, for one minute until the garlic is aromatic and starting to go golden.
  • Add the spinach leaves and lemon juice and sautee for another 3-4 minutes. Stir frequently. When the leaves are wilted (but not brown), remove the pan from heat. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
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