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how to cook spinach

Easy + quick Sautéed Spinach

  • Author: Christina
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes!
  • Cook Time: 5-10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minute
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x
  • Category: healthy


The outsiders below - onion, shallot, garlic - are completely optional. To get a quick fix of sautéed spinach, just dump the bag in the pan and let it cook itself.  Don't forget the butter and salt!


  • 1 bag fresh or frozen baby spinach
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup Spanish or yellow onion, small diced (about one quarter of a medium onion)
  • 1 orange, peeled and segmented into wedges or simply squeezed over cooked spinach
  • Extra virgin olive oil or butter, for finishing


  1. In a large sauté pan sweat onions, shallots and garlic over low heat until translucent in color, 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Add spinach in three parts, stirring occasionally to evenly distribute heat. Season with salt and pepper, and serve with a squeeze of lemon juice or orange segments.


Please don't feel I'm pushing you to perspire in the kitchen (unless you want to). Sweating vegetables is chef-speak for cooking gently over a low heat to avoid browning. 

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