Sauteed Spinach with Lemon and Garlic in a bowl with a pat of melted butter on top.
Print Recipe
5 from 5 votes

Sautéed Spinach with Lemon and Garlic

Sautéed Spinach with Lemon and Garlic is a ten-minute wonder!  It's the best and fastest way to serve your family a delicious and healthy side dish, which even your pickiest eaters will love.
Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy side dish
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 95kcal
Author: Sharon Rigsby


  • 1 1/2 pounds baby spinach leaves
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic small cloves, grated using a zester
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • Lemon zest and juice


  • Rinse your spinach leaves really well under cold running water, and allow them to dry. You can use a salad spinner to speed up this step.
  • In a very large pot over low heat, add the olive oil and grated garlic. Cook for about 1 minute stirring constantly to ensure your garlic doesn't burn.
  • Add the spinach, and kosher salt, and pepper and using tongs, toss well until the spinach leaves are coated with the garlic and oil. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Uncover the pot, stir well and turn the heat to high. Continue cooking and stirring the spinach for another minute or so, or until the spinach is completely wilted and bright green.
  • To serve, top with a pat of unsalted butter, a pinch of lemon zest, and a drizzle of lemon juice.




Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 536mg | Potassium: 947mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 16000IU | Vitamin C: 65.2mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 4.1mg