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Wilted Spinach with Fresh Chile

You'll often see spinach cooked with dried red pepper flakes; here fresh chile gives that tired treatment a delicious flavor boost.


This recipe goes with Manhattan-Glazed Chicken, Roasted Salmon with Soy-Marmalade Glaze, Stout Mac and Cheese

Cooking Light APRIL 2013

  • Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)
  • Hands-on:8 Minutes
  • Total:8 Minutes


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 92
  • Fat: 3.5g
  • Saturated fat: 0.5g
  • Sodium: 264mg

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