A Local Restaurant's Secret to Sauteed Spinach


My husband's aunt has a Master's Degree in Home Economics. Her experience makes her positively brilliant. She's the real one who analyzed this recipe while we were dining at a favorite local restaurant. It is a true staple in our family, often served beside eggplant parmesan. One of our neighbors ate it here and immediately bought the big tub at Costco because it was so good. It's healthy. It's not slimy. It's still bright green to attract attention. Our kids eat it. And it is a perfect accompaniment to rich tomato sauce.

What's your favorite spinach-side?

Recipe for Sauteed Spinach

  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (or more to taste)
  • 5 oz. fresh spinach, washed and dried

Heat oil in a medium. Add garlic and stir until fragrant, but not brown. Add spinach, turning with long-handled tongs to ensure spinach is coated and wilts, but does not overcook.

Optional ingredients: salt, pepper, lemon zest, or finely grated Italian cheese