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.

Recipe by Southern Living January 2004


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Makes 4 servings


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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

69 calories; calories from fat 50%; fat 3.9g; saturated fat 0.5g; mono fat 2.5g; poly fat 0.3g; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 7g; fiber 1.4g; iron 3.3mg; sodium 383mg; calcium 122mg.