Simple Sautéed Spinach


It’s embarrassing to call this a recipe but I remember a time when I really didn’t know how best to turn a bag of spinach into anything besides a spinach salad.  When you’re not feeling crazy creative, this is a simple, solid go-to for delicious sauteed spinach.

Simple Sautéed Spinach

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Calories per serving: 28

Fat per serving: 0.5g

Simple Sautéed Spinach


  • olive oil spray - (I use my misto)
  • shallots - 1/4 c, finely diced
  • raw baby spinach - 12 oz
  • lemon juice - to taste
  • salt and pepper - to taste


Heat a large skillet over medium heat and spray with olive oil. Add shallots and saute for 3-4 minutes until translucent.

Add spinach and, using tongs, turn the spinach so it wilts evenly. When spinach is just wilted, about 2-3 minutes, remove from heat (spinach will continue to cook). Season to taste and serve with a squirt of lemon juice or splash of balsamic vinegar.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 28; Fat: 0.5g; Saturated Fat: 0.0 g; Trans Fat: 0.0 g; Sodium: 69 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 4.8 g; Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g; Sugars: 0.0 g; Protein: 2.7 g; Points: 1; Points Plus: 1;

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  1. says

    Maggie didn’t say it, but the lemon is the real secret ingredient here. A lemon wedge on the side of the plate while you’re eating this can really lighten up the “greens” flavor. Not saying your kids will eat it, but for any adults that you want to try spinach again, give it a try.

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