Here's a simple, healthy side dish that's fast and easy to prepare.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Stir in shallots and cook until transparent, about 5 minutes. Add spinach, sprinkle with salt and pepper; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes until leaves are wilted and reduced.

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Nutrition Facts

55.2 calories; 2.3 g protein; 4.7 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 157.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2008
My entire Italian family has prepared spinach this way for generations, so this "recipe" is classic. Shallots or onions are a nice touch, but certainly not necessary, but fresh garlic, on the other hand, is. Also,if you're going to be making a lot of spinach, don't add it to the pan all at once. Add more spinach to the pan as each addition wilts, which will occur rapidly. Substituting butter for the olive oil is not a good idea, as butter has such a low burning temperature. So if you'd like to add butter, do so at the end. This is a simple and delicious way to prepare fresh spinach! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/06/2012
Good but next time needs something for a little extra kick. Maybe balsamic and lemon. I did add minced garlic but it still needed more flavor. Dash of red pepper flakes maybe? Read More
(4)
136 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2008
My entire Italian family has prepared spinach this way for generations, so this "recipe" is classic. Shallots or onions are a nice touch, but certainly not necessary, but fresh garlic, on the other hand, is. Also,if you're going to be making a lot of spinach, don't add it to the pan all at once. Add more spinach to the pan as each addition wilts, which will occur rapidly. Substituting butter for the olive oil is not a good idea, as butter has such a low burning temperature. So if you'd like to add butter, do so at the end. This is a simple and delicious way to prepare fresh spinach! Read More
(115)
Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2007
Use a combo of butter and olive oil...add some crushed garlic to the shallots and add some fresh mushrooms...When done sprinkle with grated parmesean cheese...remember spinach cooks down to pratically nothing so if you want a lot you definately need to cook a lot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2007
Good stuff and so simple! I used a bit of red onion since I didn't have shallots. I also mixed in two minced cloves of garlic and some mushrooms as recommended by another reviewer. Cooked in a bit of olive oil and butter it was delicious. I made it with lemon garlic roasted chicken and the meal rocked. Great way to get in extra veggies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2007
Excellent side dish next time add a few shakes of balsamic vinegar for a little more flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2007
This was a delicious side dish. My grocery didn't have any shallots so I used 1/2 cup of finely diced red onion instead. I was trying to stir too many pots while my onion was cooking and it got a little bit carmelized. That was okay though the flavor was very very good. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2008
Great for a quick and easy side. I used frozen chopped spinach that I had thawed which worked just fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2007
Quick easy delicious. I used oil and butter. Butter has such a delicious flavor with veggies! It's hard to go wrong with this one. Next time I might try pearl onions with it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2008
It really is fast and easy - and delicious too! A suirt of lemon at the table makes a big difference for me. Since nobody else in my house likes cooked spinach I had to eat it all myself - lucky me. Next time I will try adding some garlic with the shallot but I really don't think butter would add to this dish. I think it would take away from the fresh clean taste of the spinach. Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2011
I wanted something fast and easy but also healthy and this was the perfect side dish! I sauteed some shallots in a little olive oil with 1 garlic ( I love garlic). I then added 2 bags of fresh baby organic spinach. It took me mere minutes and it turned out delicious. Simple tasty and healthy. I served this along with my salmon and shrimp tonight. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/06/2012
Good but next time needs something for a little extra kick. Maybe balsamic and lemon. I did add minced garlic but it still needed more flavor. Dash of red pepper flakes maybe? Read More
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