Wilted Spinach with Fresh Chile

Wilted Spinach with Fresh Chile Recipe
Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
You'll often see spinach cooked with dried red pepper flakes; here fresh chile gives that tired treatment a delicious flavor boost.



Serves 4 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)
Total time: 8 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 8 Minutes
Total: 8 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 92
Fat 3.5 g
Satfat 0.5 g
Sodium 264 mg


1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 thinly sliced small red chile
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
2 (9-ounce) bags fresh spinach
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


1. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add garlic and chile; sauté 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add kosher salt and spinach; sauté 2 minutes or until spinach wilts. Drizzle with lemon juice.

Sidney Fry, MS, RD,

Cooking Light

April 2013
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