A quick yet simple and delectable side dish.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
2 mins
total:
7 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Rinse the spinach and place the leaves into a microwavable serving dish. Add the butter, garlic and lemon juice. Cover with plastic wrap. Steam in the microwave until the butter is melted and spinach is wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove the plastic wrap and toss to distribute seasoning before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

112 calories; protein 3g 6% DV; carbohydrates 4.8g 2% DV; fat 10g 15% DV; cholesterol 25.4mg 9% DV; sodium 143.5mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2008
The lemon and butter flavor is a nice compliment to the spinach. I simply sauteed the spinach in a skillet with the butter (I used a little olive oil too) and garlic and then finished with a splash of lemon juice. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/31/2009
I always saute spinach but this microwave cooking method interested me for its ease of preparation. I was very disappointed in the results. The cooking time as well as the method is insufficient to cook the garlic leaving the strong raw taste of it. Also microwaving did not allow the juices released from the spinach as it wilted to evaporate. It was a fun try but I'll continue to give spinach and garlic a quick saute. Read More
(45)
97 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 51
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2008
The lemon and butter flavor is a nice compliment to the spinach. I simply sauteed the spinach in a skillet with the butter (I used a little olive oil too) and garlic and then finished with a splash of lemon juice. Read More
(66)
Rating: 2 stars
03/31/2009
I always saute spinach but this microwave cooking method interested me for its ease of preparation. I was very disappointed in the results. The cooking time as well as the method is insufficient to cook the garlic leaving the strong raw taste of it. Also microwaving did not allow the juices released from the spinach as it wilted to evaporate. It was a fun try but I'll continue to give spinach and garlic a quick saute. Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2008
Delicious.....I omitted the butter and used olive oil instead. Loved the freshness of the lemon juice and I added a little red pepper flakes for some heat. Will make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2010
We really enjoyed this spinach. I cooked mine on the stovetop in a skillet. I simmered the garlic in 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter 2 Tbsp. olive oil and a pinch of kosher salt and some fresh ground black pepper. Then I added the spinach and cooked until it was just wilted. Easy and delicious! Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2008
Wow! What a delicious spinach recipe! Nice & light. I followed the recipe exactly would not change a thing Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2009
I took a short cut with this - used a steam in microwave bag of spinach (14 oz.) Why go to all that trouble? Did not use that much butter - I just added lemon juice a little lite butter minced garlic salt and pepper to taste. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/12/2009
Not good:( I was so excited because it looked so easy and I love all the ingredients. I ended up having to put it in a frying pan and saute it for 7 minutes to make it edible. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2008
I microwaved on high for 3 mins to get it perfectly between too under-done and too wilted. Used 1/2 olive oil and 1/2 butter. I also listened to another reviewer and added some red pepper flakes. It was great and I will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
Excellent and very easy. I would have never microwaved spinach before now. It came out pleasantly "par" wilted. I will cut the lemon in half next time as it was a little to tart for 2 out of 4. Perfect recipe if you have conflicting spinach consistency views. I like fresh and raw my husband likes cooked down and sauteed. It was a cross between both and a great middle ground. Read More
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