Few things in this world are more divine than the smell of garlic sautéeing in butter, am I right? Add a bit of fresh spinach, and you’ve got a fantastically quick, nutritious, and satisfying side any night of the week.
For being so simple, this dish can be a bit complicated to come to on your own. How much butter? How much garlic? How long to sauté? Anything else? Huh? What’s my favorite color?
Blue–no, no, yellow!
The key is to sauté the garlic just long enough, so the flavor is release, but it’s not yet getting brown. You could use olive oil, but why? Butter is so delightful here, and is the traditional sauté fat.
Garlic Sautéed Spinach
1 bag fresh spinach (the smallish bag in the refrigerated section)
1 tablespoon butter
4 cloves garlic, chopped
Melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minutes, stirring constantly.
Add spinach and quickly sauté with a wooden spoon. As spinach begins to welt, fold cooked spinach over itself, so that un-wilted leaves get a chance with the skillet.
After about two minutes, the spinach should be properly wilted. Sprinkle with salt to taste and serve.
Cheryl Malik is the recipe developer, writer, and photographer behind the healthy, flavorful, family friendly recipes at 40 Aprons. She’s been a blogger for 10+ years and is known for her delicious recipes and detailed recipe instructions. Cheryl is a mom of three who lives in Memphis, TN.