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Sautéed Spinach with Garlic and Parmesan served on a white plate with a fork.

Sauteed Spinach with Garlic

  • Author: Chefjar
  • Total Time: 9 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Delicious and flavor packed Sautéed spinach is a super healthy, easy and low carb meal. Gluten free and paleo! Takes less than 15 minutes minutes to prepare.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 11 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon  red chili flakes
  • 1 pound fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  •  2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes until it begins to turn translucent.
  • Add the garlic, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and red chili flakes. Stir for another minute, just until the garlic becomes fragrant but doesn't turn brown.
  • Add in the spinach and season with salt and pepper. Cook on high heat, stirring quickly, until the spinach wilts and most of the moisture has evaporated.
  • Squeeze in the lemon juice and sprinkle with parmesan. Give it a good stir. Taste and add more salt if necessary. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the spinach to a serving dish to let any excess juices drain away.


  • Storing: Keep sautéed spinach in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Reheating: Warm spinach gently in the microwave until heated through.
  • Freezing: Portion the sautéed spinach into an ice cube tray, freeze until solid, then transfer the cubes to a freezer-safe container. They'll stay good for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge as needed.
  • Prep Time: 4 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Category: Sides recipes
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 99 kcal
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 142 mg
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 3 mg

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