Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"I don't like spinach, and I'm glad I don't, because if I liked it I'd eat it, and I just hate it."
-Clarence Darrow, Attorney

The refrigerator light goes on...

You do have to like Mr. Darrow for his abilities as a lawyer, and his quote above is so lawyerly. You have to read it a few times to even understand what he means. That said, I do love spinach and this recipe was inspired by a recent trip I took where I ate at a lovely Mediterranean restaurant that served this simple dish.


Spinach and Garlic

Servings: 2 | Serving size: about 1 cup

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

This recipe does not make very good leftovers.

1 tsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic (sliced very thin)
16 ounces fresh spinach
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp sugar

Place the olive oil in a large skillet. Place the skillet over medium-low heat and add the garlic. Heat the oil and garlic together slowly. Don't let the garlic turn brown or it will be bitter. Stir occasionally.

When the garlic has cooked for about ten minutes increase the heat to medium-high and add the spinach. Add the salt and sugar.

Cook, tossing frequently, for about 3 minutes until the spinach is wilted. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 cup

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 78 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3g 5%
    Saturated Fat 0g 2%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 323mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
    Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
    Sugars 7g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 420% Vitamin C 106%
Calcium 23% Iron 34%
Vitamin K 1083 mcg Potassium 1262 mg
Magnesium 178 mg