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Tomato-Spinach Sauté

Yield Makes 4 servings
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.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Note: Nutrition analysis does not include salt to taste.