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.

Yield: Makes 4 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 69
  • Calories from fat: 50%
  • Fat: 3.9g
  • Saturated fat: 0.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 3.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 7g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 3.3mg
  • Sodium: 383mg
  • Calcium: 122mg

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)

Preparation

  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.
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