Sautéed Spinach with Lemon and Garlic

Sautéed Spinach with Lemon and Garlic

A nutrient-dense side to serve with your choice of protein - chicken, steak, grilled salmon, tofu, tempeh or beans.
Health Rating
Prep Cook Ready in Servings
5 min 10 min 15 min 2

Ingredients


1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
2 clove(s) Garlic (crushed with side of knife)
9 cup Spinach (rinsed)
1 tbsp Lemon juice
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp Pine nuts, dried (optional)

Instructions


1. In a saucepan, heat olive oil on medium-high until hot.

 

2. Add garlic and cook 1 minute or until golden, stirring. Add spinach, with a little bit of water in 2 to 3 batches; cook 2 minutes or until all spinach fits in saucepan. Cover and cook 2 to 3 minutes longer or just until spinach wilts, stirring once. Remove from heat.

 

3. Stir in lemon juice and salt. Top with pine nuts (optional) and serve!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 117
Calories from fat 73
Calories from saturated fat 10.4
Total Fat 8.1 g
Saturated Fat 1.2 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.3 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 405 mg
Potassium 783 mg
Total Carbohydrate 6.8 g
Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
Sugars 0.8 g
Protein 4.2 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Vegetables 4.3

Energy sources


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Notes:

Quick Tips:

No fresh spinach?

Always have frozen spinach and/or greens in stock for easy side dishes like this one. Ensure to fully cook through frozen greens.


Nutritional Highlights:

Spinach

A powerhouse of nutrients, it's high in iron, calcium, folate and vitamins A & C.

Adding lemon helps with better iron absorption from the spinach.

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