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Lemon Garlic Spinach

Lemon garlic spinach is a super quick and healthy side. We use plenty of garlic and brighten it up with tangy lemon. 


I buy a lot of spinach for salads. I eat not a lot of spinach in salads. So I need spinach recipes that make it super easy and delicious to eat all these greens. That’s why I love this lemon garlic sauteed spinach. It is garlicky and tangy, and it is delicious on its own or in one of our harvest bowls. 

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Techniques for perfect Lemon Garlic Spinach


  • This is a pretty simple recipe, but I do have one key technique: Cook the spinach until it wilts, but doesn’t lose all texture. Overcooked spinach turns into a soggy mess. Cook this spinach until it is wilted and still bright green.



Yield: 2 Servings

Lemon Garlic Spinach

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This super simple side is perfect for using up a bunch of spinach.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes


  • 4 cups spinach
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper


    1. Saute the spinach and garlic: Add the olive oil and garlic to a large skillet and heat over medium-low heat. When the garlic starts to brown, add the spinach and saute until the spinach is wilted but still bright green. About 5 minutes.
    2. To serve: Stir the lemon juice into the spinach and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 402mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 9gSugar: 2gProtein: 11g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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