Steamed Spinach

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
5 min 5 min 2
Steamed Spinach
Health Highlights


1 dash Black pepper
1 dash Salt
2 bunch Spinach


  1. Cut the stems off the spinach bunch and discard (You may leave the stems on for added crunchiness).
  2. Clean the spinach thoroughly to remove all sand or dirt.
  3. Fill a saucepan with 1 or 2 inches of water. Place the steamer basket or a heat-resistant colander in the saucepan. Make sure the water is close to the bottom of the steamer basket/colander but not touching it.
  4. Cover the saucepan and bring the water to a boil. Place spinach on the steamer basket/colander and reduce the heat to medium. If the water is evaporating too quickly, add more water. Steam the spinach in batches if all does not fit in the steamer basket.
  5. Steam for 1-2 minutes. The spinach is ready when it wilts and turns bright green. Add a dash of salt and pepper before serving.


Nutritional Highlights

  • Spinach is a very nutrient-dense vegetable and is an excellent source of vitamin C and folic acid

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 81
Calories from fat 19.0
Calories from saturated fat 2.0
Total Fat 2.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.2 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 455 mg
Potassium 1982 mg
Total Carbohydrate 8.4 g
Dietary Fiber 5.4 g
Sugars 1.4 g
Protein 9.7 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Vegetables 10.7

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