Sautéed Spinach

Stewed, Sautéed or Wilted, it all taste good.

This is a very easy recipe that I like to make, not only because is it low in fat and calories, but also 'cause it is so darn tasty. Yes, as you read it, it does have a smidgen of butter, but ya gotta use it if you want the spinach to absorb and pick up the essence of this recipe, and that is the wonderful simple, yet fantastic flavors.

Now you can trim the ends of spinach if you like; I know, it makes for one fine, silky tasting experience, but I do not at times, it does not bother me one bit. And for the best ever taste, cook this right before serving, dishing it right out of the skillet while steaming hot and not covering it with a lid as doing so causes it to wilt even more, at it did for me last night as I finished another dish. However, wilting it down so didn't change the taste one bit. Enjoy! 

Sautéed Spinach
about 4 servings

1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon butter
1/2 onion, chopped
2 or 3 sweet red mini peppers, sliced or 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
2 garlic toes, smashed and diced
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 pound baby spinach, washed and patted dry
seasoning blend to taste (I use Badia complete)

In a large skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil and saute the onion until crisp tender, about 2 minutes. Add the mini sweet peppers and garlic and saute for 1 minute. Stir in the vinegar and mustard.

Increase heat to medium high. Add the spinach and saute until it wilts down just a bit, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and season to taste. Stir to fully incorporate. Serve immediately or cover and keep warm but doing so will result in something like stewed spinach.


  1. Sounds very good Drick and I like the color added by the peppers.

  2. I love spinach, Drick. My favorite vegetable. Not a lot of people say this, I actually crave spinach. But it's The Dijon in your dish that I'm most interested in. I've never used mustard with spinach. Now I need to!

  3. You know what Julia Child always said "If you're afraid of butter, use cream". Which reminds me. The best creamed spinach I've ever had in my life was in New Orleans. I;ve never been able to recreate it. I should search your blog to see if you have a version. This recipe sounds really good and I'll be trying it.


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