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  • Tamara Berry

Garlic Sauteed Spinach


Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds baby spinach leaves

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons chopped garlic (6 cloves)

Salt (to taste)

3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Lemon





Directions:

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or pot over medium heat. Add the chopped garlic and sauté for about a minute, stirring to make sure it doesn't get too brown

Add the spinach and gently stir to mix with the garlicky olive oil. Cover the pot and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the salt and black pepper. Stir the spinach and then cook a couple more minutes to make sure the spinach is wilted. Remove from heat, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and if desired, another sprinkle of salt. Serve hot.


Good to Know:

Spinach is recommended as a food that helps prevent cancer. This superfood has a high source of zeaxanthin and carotenoids that can flush out the free radicals from your body. It’s known to reduce blood sugar, aids in good bone health, is good for your eyes, reduces hypertension, and has anti-inflammatory properties.



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