Perfect Sautéed Spinach

By
Staff Writer
Perfect Sautéed Spinach
Nudo

Perfect Sautéed Spinach

The 'smart alecs' might say this is simple - "just buy it in Italy" - and it is true that Italian fresh spinach holds its form and doesnt cook into a mushy mess like some lesser breeds, but these are some tricks to get the best out of whatever you can get your hands on.

  • If you wash the leaves, dry them in a salad spinner so you don't have extra moisture
  • For the perfect balance of flavor, add a dash of fresh nutmug, a squeeze of lemon, and a pinch of sea salt
  • Perfect spinach is spinach that's been cooked just as it wilts, so take precaution because it turns in a matter of seconds
  • Pour out any excess water from cooking, as it ruins the flavor

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2
Servings
165
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound spinach
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

Wash and drain the spinach well. Heat a deep non-stick pan to medium-high heat.

First melt the butter and then mix in the olive oil. Once mixed, add handfuls of the spinach to the pan until everything is distributed evenly throughout the pan.
Add your lemon juice, grated nutmeg and salt. Stir so that the flavor is evenly spread throughout.

Watch the spinach carefully while stirring and only cook the spinach until it’s just wilted. Immediately take the pan off the heat and let it stand for 1 minute.
Use tongs to serve the spinach to allow excess fluid to run off into the pan.
 

Sautéed Spinach Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Sautéed Spinach Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
21%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
24%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Protein
7g
13%
Carbs
9g
3%
Vitamin A
1112µg
100%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
22.3%
Vitamin C
66mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
6mg
29%
Vitamin K
1100µg
100%
Calcium
227mg
23%
Fiber
5g
20%
Folate (food)
442µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
442µg
100%
Iron
6mg
34%
Magnesium
180mg
45%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
8%
Phosphorus
114mg
16%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
1275mg
36%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
25.4%
Sodium
326mg
14%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11.9%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
8%