Tomato-Spinach Sauté

Popeye was right - spinach makes you strong. In fact, it's a good source of fiber and calcium. Sauté it with fresh garlic, which is believed to help control blood pressure and lower the risk of cancer.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Nutritional Information

Calories 69
Caloriesfromfat 50 %
Fat 3.9 g
Satfat 0.5 g
Monofat 2.5 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 3.6 g
Carbohydrate 7 g
Fiber 1.4 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 3.3 mg
Sodium 383 mg
Calcium 122 mg


1 (16-ounce) package fresh spinach
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (optional)
Salt to taste (optional)


Sauté spinach in hot olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 2 minutes or until wilted. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving platter.

Add garlic to skillet, and sauté 1 minute. Stir in chopped tomato, and sauté until thoroughly heated. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Spoon mixture over spinach on platter. Drizzle with vinegar, if desired, and serve immediately. Lightly salt to taste, if desired.

Note: Nutrition analysis does not include salt to taste.

Dina Skinner, New Orleans, Louisiana,

Southern Living

January 2004
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