How To Saute Fresh Spinach


Who doesn’t love Popeye? Growing up watching Popeye he always ate his spinach and why wouldn’t he? Spinach is a great source of vitamins and nutrients. You can eat it raw or cooked. It is really versatile and super healthy. This how to is quick and easy!

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How To Simply Make Fresh Spinach!

This is a simple tip on how to make a fresh spinach bundle into a simple side dish.
Servings 2 people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes




  • In order to prepare your spinach, cut off the large stems. This is optional you can use the stems if you choose to.
    cut stems
  • When all stems are cut take off wire wrap tie.
    Fresh Spinach
  • Place spinach in a bowl pull out any discolored or over welted spinach leaves.
    spinach in bowl
  • Place your bowl under cold running water. You want to use an over sized bowl so particles can fall to the bottom of bowl.
    washing spinach
  • Swirl the spinach around the pull out of bowl with spider or your hands so particles can fall to the bottom.
    clean spinach
  • Taking your skillet, heat your olive oil.
    place spinach in pan
  • Place your spinach in your heated pan.
  • Add ½ cup of water to skillet this will begin a steaming process from the hot pan.
    add water
  • Begin to turn and mix spinach as it begins to cook down.
  • This process will happen quickly. Keep mixing until all the spinach is cooked, add salt, pepper and garlic to season the spinach.
  • Place your pan on a tilt to let the excess water drain into lower pan and remove spinach when drained.
    spinach drained.


This is a simple sauté method to cook your spinach quickly. Using this method is a simple step to prepare your spinach to consume as is or use it in other meals for later use. The sautéed spinach can be used to make: Spinach and Rice, Spinach & Garlic, etc. By cooking the spinach using this method you are containing the nutrients that spinach has.  Spinach is a good source of manganese, magnesium, iron and vitamin B2. In addition, Vitamin K is important for maintaining bone health and it is difficult to find vegetables richer in vitamin K than spinach.
Author: Nikolaos Saragias
Calories: 322kcal
Cost: $8
Course: How To, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Greek, Italian
Keyword: Saute, Spinach


Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 598mg | Potassium: 2870mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 47823IU | Vitamin C: 145mg | Calcium: 516mg | Iron: 14mg

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