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Easy Sautéed Spinach

Easy and healthy sauteed spinach with olive oil, butter, chopped white onion, garlic, fresh lemon juice, and red pepper flakes. Adding to my list of delicious side dishes.

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 52 kcal


  • 1 lb fresh baby spinach
  • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • ½ tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Heat oil in deep sauce pan over medium heat.

  2. Add chopped onion and saute for 2-3 minutes until onion turns translucent.

  3. Add garlic and stir about a minute longer until garlic is aromatic, not brown.

  4. Add baby spinach, salt and pepper.  Stir to coat spinach in oil.  Continue stirring every 30 seconds until spinach is wilted, for about 4-5 minutes.  Once spinach is wilted, immediately remove from heat, to avoid over cooking.

  5. Add fresh lemon juice and red pepper flakes to spinach mix and stir.  You are ready to serve.  Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Feasting not Fasting

Nutrition Facts
Easy Sautéed Spinach
Amount Per Serving
Calories 52 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 158mg7%
Potassium 431mg12%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 75mg8%
Vitamin C 22.4mg27%
Vitamin A 7115IU142%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.