Garlicky Sautéed Spinach

Serve this Garlicky Sautéed Spinach with the Dijon Salmon recipe for a gourmet meal. Roasted Garlic makes a great appetizer, too. Just serve roasted garlic cloves with whole wheat crostini and let your guests spread the garlic on the toasts.

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 recipe

  • Calories 60
  • Carbohydrate 6 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Fat 3.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber 2 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 40 mg

This Recipe Serves 4


1 head garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
cooking spray
1/2 cup onion, minced
6 cups fresh spinach
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Leaving the head of garlic whole, cut off ¼ to ½ inch of the top of head, exposing the individual cloves of garlic. Leave the peel on.
  3. Place the garlic head cut side up onto a sheet of foil. Drizzle one teaspoon of olive oil over the cut side of the garlic head. Fold foil up around the garlic and pinch to seal to make a packet.
  4. Bake at 400°F for 30-35 minutes, or until the cloves feel soft when pressed.
  5. Allow the garlic to cool slightly to the touch. Squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of their skins into a small bowl and mash with a fork to make a paste.
  6. In a large sauté pan, add remaining olive oil and a generous amount of cooking spray over medium high heat. Add the onions and sauté until just starting to caramelize.
  7. Add the roasted garlic paste and stir until the onions are coated. Add the spinach and sauté until the spinach is wilted and coated with the garlic and onions.
  8. Season with salt (optional) and pepper.

MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Verify that ingredients that you are using are gluten-free and this dish can be gluten-free.

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